Washington, DC -- NC Congressman Howard Coble will be awarded the Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf Award on Wednesday by the US Coast Guard for his service in uniform and as an elected official.
"Congressman Coble was selected for his unwavering and long-standing support of the Coast Guard and its members," said Commander Bion Stewart, Coast Guard Liaison for the US House. "His service and friendship to the men and women of the Coast Guard is as valuable to the service as the attentive and diligent oversight he's provided since serving as the inaugural Chairman of the Coast Guard's Subcommittee in 1995."
Named for the first Commandant of the modern Coast Guard, the Bertholf Award recognizes one congressional leader for their support.
Congressman Coble will be awarded a watch glass, and a plaque will hang in the Commandant's office at Coast Guard Headquarters.
Congressman Coble served in the US Coast Guard for five and a half years and more than 20 years in the US Coast Guard Reserve.