• Adm. Paul Zukunft and Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Eric Johnson congratulate PO1 Wilton Terry after presenting him with a Commendation Medal during the 2015 Coast Guard Enlisted Persons of the Year Banquet. (U.S. Coast Guard/CPO Nick Ameen)
  • Janelle Terry and Army 1st Sgt. (retired) Jerry Loya pin new collar devices onto the uniform of Wilton Terry as he is advanced from petty officer first class to chief petty officer. (U.S. Coast Guard/CPO Nick Ameen) Janelle Terry and Army 1st Sgt. (retired) Jerry Loya pin new collar devices onto the uniform of Wilton Terry as he is advanced from petty officer first class to chief petty officer. (U.S. Coast Guard/CPO Nick Ameen)

WASHINGTON — An Ohio-based Coast Guardsman was formally recognized as the Coast Guard’s top enlisted reservist during the 2015 Coast Guard Enlisted Persons of the Year Banquet Thursday on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, in Washington, D.C.

The banquet and awards ceremony was held at the Bolling Club on JBAB to recognize the outstanding achievements of Petty Officer 1st Class Wilton S. Terry, the 2015 Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year — Reserve Component.

During the EPOY Banquet, Petty Officer 2nd Class Evan M. Ward was also recognized as the 2015 Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year — Active-Duty Component. To learn more about Ward, read the event news release.

Terry is a machinery technician assigned to Coast Guard Port…

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