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RECOGNIZING PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS JUAN TAIJERON ON RECEIVING COAST GUARD SECTOR GUAM'S RESERVE ENLISTED PERSON OF THE YEAR
(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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 RECOGNIZING PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS JUAN TAIJERON ON RECEIVING COAST 
        GUARD SECTOR GUAM'S RESERVE ENLISTED PERSON OF THE YEAR

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                       HON. MADELEINE Z. BORDALLO

                                of guam

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Ms. BORDALLO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commend Petty Officer 2nd 
Class Juan Taijeron on being named Coast Guard Sector Guam's Reserve 
Enlisted Person of the Year.
   Petty Officer Taijeron is a boatswains mate currently assigned to 
Station Apra Harbor Guam, and was chosen as the Sector Guam's Reserve 
Enlisted Person of the Year by the U.S. Coast Guard. He serves as a 
tactical coxswain and engineer on the 45 ft. Response Boat--Medium (RB-
M) and 25 ft. Response Boat--(RB-S). His duties include: boarding team 
member instructor, boat crew member instructor, and Weapons Petty 
Officer.
   The U.S. Coast Guard awarded Officer Taijeron this distinguished 
honor for successfully achieving the highest underway hours for 
certified engineers, executing 385 hours underway, many of which were 
performed outside of his rating specialty as a boat engineer, through 
141 missions.
   Born and raised on Guam, Petty Officer Taijeron entered the U.S. 
Coast Guard Reserves in 2008. After graduating high school in 1997, he 
attended leadership and management school. He has been a civilian dive 
boat captain and dive master for 15 years. The knowledge he has of Guam 
is invaluable when training new members of Station Apra Harbor.
   His major awards and decorations include: Coast Guard Commandant 
Letter of Commendation; Coast Guard Meritorious Team with Bronze Star; 
Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon; Coast Guard Overseas 
Ribbon; Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct; Armed Forces Reserve Medal 
with Device; National Defense Service Medal; and Coast Guard Pistol 
Expert Medal.
   He is also an active member of our island community, as he 
volunteered more than 100 hours of liberty time to help set up 12 
static displays to provide education to the public about the Coast 
Guard operations as well as volunteering at the Angel Tree Project for 
underprivileged children during the holiday season.
   Petty Officer Taijeron embodies the Coast Guard's core values: 
honor, respect, and devotion to duty.
   I congratulate Petty Officer 2nd Class Juan Taijeron on being named 
Coast Guard Sector Guam's Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year. I join 
the people of Guam in commending him and thanking him for his 
contributions to our community. I wish him the best of luck as he 
competes for national honors with his peers from other Coast Guard 
Districts across the nation.

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