The Navy’s 27-piece Southeast
Ceremonial Band also participated
in the event, and there was special
recognition for three veterans of
World War II. Claude Caveness,
council vice president and former
P- 3 squadron leader, gave a moving
tribute to Col. Ed Taylor, the most
highly decorated Army officer in the
Central Florida area; Staff Sgt.
Wilfred Dennis, the last surviving
member of his B- 17 crew; and Dr.
Giles McCoy, a Marine veteran of
the 1944 Battle of Peleliu, survivor
of the sinking of USS Indianapolis
and veteran of the Korean War.
The council also presented its
Coast Guardsmen of the Year Awards
to Yeoman 1st Class Jennifer Crane
and Coast Guard Reserve Yeoman
1st Class Faith Matuschek.
Navy Cmdr. Robert D. Sharp
received his Navy League 2007 Naval
Intelligence Foundation Award dur-
ing a Naval Intelligence Professionals
panel discussion on April 30 at the
U.S. Naval Memorial’s Heritage
Center. McGrath, Navy League Exe-
cutive Director Stephen R. Pietropaoli and Sid Wood, a representative
from the Naval Intelligence Professionals, were on hand to present
Sharp with the citation, a commemorative plaque from the Naval Intelligence Foundation, an engraved telescope from the foundation, a Navy
League engraved watch and a five-year membership in the Naval
The award is among the Sea
Service Awards the Navy League
presents at its annual convention.
However, Sharp was unable to
attend the 2007 Convention in Palm
Desert, Calif., last fall, so the award
was presented to him before a group
of his peers.
Sharp received the award for his
work as the senior intelligence officer of a 1,400-member Joint Special
Operations Task Force in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom in
Afghanistan. He was responsible for
developing and orchestrating an
plan — integrating human, signals,
imagery and tactical, theater and
national intelligence with surveillance and reconnaissance assets
from multiple Defense Department
and government agencies — to find
and fix al-Qaida senior leadership
targets while providing interagency
partners a clear picture of enemy
movements across the battlespace.
Atlanta Metro Council
Presents Youth Awards
The Atlanta Metropolitan Council
held its 15th Annual Youth Awards
Banquet May 8 to honor participants of the local Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps (JROTC)
programs and U.S. Naval Sea Cadet
Corps (NSCC) units the council
sponsors. The event was held at
the Holiday Inn Select in Atlanta.
Navy JROTC Cadet Lt. Cmdr.
Marleyna Greene, Stephenson
High School, was given the JROTC
Award. She was selected from 45
nominees for the JROTC award.
Seaman Wesley Satterwhite,
NSCC, a student at Fayette County
High School and a member of the
NSCC 2745th Seabee Battalion,
was selected for the council’s
Eighth Annual Sea Cadet award.
Greene and Satterwhite each
received a $500 U.S. Savings Bond.
McGrath and Naval Intelligence
Professionals representative Sid
Wood present a plaque to Navy
Cmdr. Robert D. Sharp in honor of
the Navy League 2007 Naval
Intelligence Foundation Award Sharp
received April 30 in Washington.
From the left, Frank Campbell, Atlanta Metropolitan Council vice president,
Youth Programs; JROTC Award winner Cadet Lt. Cmdr. Marleyna Greene;
Council President Chuck McCleskey; Sea Cadet Award winner Seaman Wesley
Satterwhite; and William T. Schwendler Jr., vice president, Leadership Fund,
during the council’s 15th Annual Youth Awards Banquet.