Jan. 27, 2021 —
Our deckplate leader of the week is Chief Petty Officer Brian Korte, a diver and egress operations chief stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina!
Chief Korte has accomplished a tremendous amount of work at ATTC.
Recently he has worked with the manager of Elizabeth City Coast Guard Exchange on the recreation of the Coast Guard ATTC ball cover uniform item. This ball cover was discontinued during the uniform change of 2010 and never reinstated. He has been working with the ATTC chief mess crew committee as well as the command master chief (CMC) on presenting this newly designed ball cover for newly reporting personnel to the unit in an effort to support camaraderie, unit pride and morale!
Korte has gone above and beyond with the CMC, implementing an enlisted person of the quarter (EPOQ) for ATTC.
Previously, ATTC never had an EPOQ instruction in place to recognize ATTC E-6 and below personnel. Establishment of this instruction will bring recognition to the member as well as an individual award that could benefit the member that has to compete with operational units.
As part of the ATTC chief mess crew committee, Korte single-handedly designed the ATTC departing “excellence award” plaque for the entire unit and assisted with the ATTC recognition instruction on the requirements to receive the departing plaque. On his own time, he worked on the graphic layout to represent the three aviation “A” schools as well as the underwater egress trainer (UWET) “C” school. The departing plaque was presented to all transferring ATTC personnel E-6 and below this past summer and is now the official departing plaque for ATTC.
Lastly, to date Korte has provided a skilled process to qualify three divers as UWET dive supervisors and one diver as SCUBA supervisor.
This is in addition to managing all diver’s life support equipment while providing high risk UWET to more than three thousand students annually.
Korte also ensures delivery of semi-annual and annual requirements for all operational divers attached to ATTC.
Thank you chief Korte for your excellent leadership and dedication to your crew and unit!
Would you like to recognize a Chief, Senior Chief, or Master Chief? Please contact Chief Petty Officer Chrystalynn Kneen.