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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Sept. 9, 2020

Deck plate leader of the week: Chief Samuel Kerger

By From Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard’s Facebook page

Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Chief Samuel Kerger from Marine Safety Detachment Coram - Long Island, New York!

Kerger, a marine science technician, is "THE CHIEF" at MSD Coram. He currently serves as the treasurer for the Long Island Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) Chapter and is a very active leader within the consolidated Mess. Kerger regularly raises his hand for volunteering and fundraising events, and he is not afraid to get outside his bubble. He is also extremely dedicated to the development of his personnel. Whether he is encouraging them to apply for leadership development courses, assisting them with establishing a new Coast Guard Enlisted Association (CGEA) Branch, or getting them out of the office for a morale day, they all know he has their back.

Thank you for all your hard work and leadership! 

What makes a good Chief? A "good" Chief leads from the front. You need to have a genuine care for each of your members.

What makes a good Chief: "A 'good' Chief leads from the front. You need to have a genuine care for each of your members."

Advice to Junior Members: "Take every opportunity presented to you."