On June 28, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Thad Allen
, presented the Commandant's Quality Award - Bronze Level to Sector Corpus
Christi. Capt. Jake Korn
, Sector Commander for Sector Corpus Christi received the award on behalf of the unit at the Coast Guard's Innovation Expo in Tampa, Florida.
The award recognizes high-performing Coast Guard commands that excel in leadership and performance management. The Corpus Christi command was one of only seven units nationwide to receive the award, and the first Sector to receive unit wide recognition. The Bronze level was the highest level awarded this year.
Sector Corpus Christi's Area of Responsibility includes the ports, waterways and coastal region of South Texas extending from the Colorado River to the Rio Grande . The Sector is comprised of 557 full-time personnel and 15 sub-units including three coastal boat stations, an Airstation with six aircraft, four 87' cutters, an inland construction tender, and three aids-to-navigation teams. Sector Corpus Christi's missions include Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Maritime Safety and Security, Protection of Environmental Resources and National Defense.