Port Security Badge


Port Security Badge

The Port Security Badge is a military badge of the United States Coast Guard.The decoration is presented to service members who complete initial port security training in harbor defense operations and who completes service for a period of twenty-four months with a Port Security Unit (PSU) stationed in the United States, or in a six month deployed status with an overseas PSU. The awardee must also attend one CONUS and one OCONUS exercise or deployment. The CONUS deployment may be waived based on service and a OCONUS deployment.

The pin is earned by only a small number of Coast Guard members (approx. 1%), and is primarily a Coast Guard Reserve decoration. A member not only has to be assigned to one of the eight PSU units in the Coast Guard, but must also deploy overseas with the unit. He or she must also complete a comprehensive task list known as the personnel qualification standard. A few of the topics on the checklist include safety, security, supply, communications, first aid, engineering and electronics support. PSU-307 stationed in St. Petersburg, Florida also requires that an eligible member pass an oral board examination staffed by senior members of the unit.

The Port Security Badge is issued in two grades, gold for officers and silver for enlisted. The badge itself consists of two seahorses, riding on waves, facing back to back with the Coast Guard shield between them. The trident extends upward from the Coast Guard shield, symbolizing maritime defense and victory.

The design for the pin was developed in 1991 by Reserve Coast Guardsman Terry D. Jelcick while sitting on his bunk at Batar Camp, Dammam, Saudi Arabia in the evenings after work. Terry is now retired and is a former member of Port Security Unit 312 based in San Francisco California.

http://www.uscg.mil/Reserve/magazine/mag2004/JanFeb04/WOT.htm

CMLivingston


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Port Security Unit — United States Coast Guard Port Security Units are deployable units organized for sustained force protection operations. They can deploy within 96 hours and establish operations within 24 hours. PSUs conduct OCONUS port security in support of… …   Wikipedia

  • Port Militarization Resistance — in 2006 and 2007.trategy and tacticsWhile attempts are made to appeal to local governing bodies to cease military shipments, many PMR members and port action participants believe these avenues have largely been exhausted.… …   Wikipedia

  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department — Common name Port Authority Police Department Abbreviation PAPD …   Wikipedia

  • Port Arthur, Tasmania — Infobox Australian Place | type = town name = Port Arthur state = tas caption = The iconic view of the penitentiary originally built as a flour mill, across the water. lga = Tasman Council postcode = 7182 est = 1830 pop = 499 pop footnotes=… …   Wikipedia

  • United States government security breaches — This page is a timeline of published security lapses in the United States government. These lapses are frequently referenced in congressional and non governmental oversight. This article does not attempt to capture security vulnerabilities.… …   Wikipedia

  • Vocera Communications Badge — The Vocera Communications Badge is one part of a complete proprietary wireless Voice over IP intercom system manufactured by Vocera Communications, targeted primarily to medical and health care facilities.It has received an unusual amount of… …   Wikipedia

  • Wireless security — An example wireless router, that can implement wireless security features Wireless security is the prevention of unauthorized access or damage to computers using wireless networks. Many laptop computers have wireless cards pre installed. The… …   Wikipedia

  • McMaster University Security Service — Patch of McMaster University Security Service …   Wikipedia

  • Los Angeles Port Police — Infobox Law enforcement agency agencyname = Los Angeles Port Police nativename = nativenamea = nativenamer = commonname = abbreviation = fictional = patch = CA Los Angeles Port Police.jpg patchcaption = Los Angeles Port Police patch logocaption …   Wikipedia

  • Royal Military Police — logo Active 28 November 1946 Country UK …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.