>CUTTERMAN’S PLAQUE

> PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Rear Adm. Wayne E. Justice, commander of the 5th Coast Guard District, stands with Lt. Robert D. Lewald, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a coastal buoy tender homeported in Baltimore, Md., after presenting him with a master cutterman’s plaque aboard the cutter at Base Support Unit Portsmouth Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Lewald’s designation as a master cutterman recognizes that he has served more than 20 years of his Coast Guard career at sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones)