May 26, 2021 —
Our Leader of the Week is Senior Chief Petty Officer Nicolas Lathier, an avionics electrical technician, and the assistant leading chief Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile’s training division.
Lanthier is an inspirational leader to members of all ranks. Throughout the global pandemic, he remained a trusted mentor who consistently sought out and excelled at the most challenging of assignments. Recognizing a need to assist the unit’s medical clinic that serves over 30 units across the Gulf Coast, he quickly volunteered to not only serve as a contract tracer, but alternate between the clinic chief to provide daily updates to the command on members in isolation/quarantine and any anticipated impact to the unit. As a qualified tracer, he remained an expert on the changing Coast Guard and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) policies, serving as a subject matter expert to the command. Furthermore, Lanthier excelled as the acting command master chief on multiple occasions at the Coast Guard’s only combined training center, operational air station, and base. Lastly, he established new programs to assist unit families.
Senior Chief Lanthier is a great example and phenomenal leader.
Do you have someone you would like to nominate for the Leader of the Week? Email Chief Petty Officer Crystalynn Kneen.