Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Reynolds, a storekeeper stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., shows Fireman Mario Chen, a non-rate from the air station how to log air craft fuel receipts, July 11, 2012.

Earning his keep: A non-rate’s journey

Post written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham Coast Guard non-rates, who are the service’s most junior members, often find themselves in some pretty undesirable positions: dangling from cutter hulls; in oily engine-room bilges; inside stinky, sea life-filled buoys; […]