KAPLAN receives Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award

Mr. Kaplan was awarded our Coast Guard’s Distinguished Public Service Award by the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Schultz in June 2019. The presentation of the award took place at Coast Guard headquarters in Southwest Washington, Washington, D.C.

Aside from the Gold and Silver Life-Saving Medals, this is the highest public recognition that the Commandant of the Coast Guard may award. Distinguished Public Service Awards are given to recognize:

- Extraordinary heroism in advancing the Coast Guard's mission

- Exceptional coordination and/or cooperation in matters pertaining to the Coast Guard's responsibilities

- Personal and direct contribution to the Coast Guard that had a direct bearing on the accomplishment of the Coast Guard's responsibilities to its citizens

Kaplan commented: “It is such an honor to receive this award from our Coast Guard and Commandant Schultz. Supporting our Coast Guard and their families is something I am very passionate about, as is our entire Navy League. It has been such a privilege providing the highest levels of support to those who do so much for us and our nation. I will always cherish this award. Semper Paratus.”