Rear Admiral Midgette assumed the role of the US Coast Guard's Golden Ancient Mariner on May 2, 2014.
Here, Admiral Robert Papp presents him with a the ceremonial telescope.
The Ancient Mariner award was established in 1978 to honor the officer and enlisted Coast Guard Cuttermen who personify the dedication and professionalism associated with long service at sea and have held the distinction of Cuttermen longer than any other officer or enlisted member. Cuttermen are called upon to submit themselves to the dangers of the sea in all weather with little more than their experience to carry them safely through. The Ancient Mariners are charged with keeping a close watch to ensure that the sea service traditions are continued and that the time-honored reputation of the Coast Guard is maintained.
Use the following link to order a signed permanent Cutterman certificate signed by the Coast Guard's Gold or Silver Ancient Mariner. Certificates are free of charge, but must be ordered from a Command representative.
Signed Permanent Cutterman Certificate Order Form