All American Awards & Engraving Soldier Spotlight: Stacie Kaye

flagStacie Kaye, a native of Leeper, has served in the United States Coast Guard for more than 20 years and will be retiring at the beginning of May.

Name: Stacie Elaine (Kline) Kaye

Age: 44

Hometown: Leeper, Pa.

High School: North Clarion High School

Branch: United States Coast Guard

Rank: Chief Petty Officer (CPO)

Joined the service in: 1994

Years of Service: Over 20 years – May 1, 2015

Currently stationed in: First Coast Guard District, Intelligence Branch, Boston, MA

Previous Duty Stations: (starting with the most recent)

Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center, Washington, DC;
Coast Guard Headquarters – Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, DC; American Heritage Rivers Initiative, Lower Mississippi Region, Louisville, KY;
CG Integrated Support Command St. Louis, MO;
Director of Auxiliary, Eighth District Eastern Region, Louisville, KY;
Coast Guard Group Ohio Valley, Louisville, KY;
Coast Guard Group Cape Hatteras, Buxton, NC

Favorite thing about being in the military:

Having the opportunity to serve with women and men in all five branches of the U.S Armed Forces.

What inspires you to be in the military:

My family is the core reason why I joined the military. I have family, which have served in all branches, putting service to country before self. However, it is my husband and two sons who have supported me and made my career possible.

Most memorable moment in the military:

Being part of the Coast Guard support following the Boston Marathon bombing and manhunt in April 2013.

Family life:

I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Matt Kaye, for almost 23 years. I officially am retired as of 01 May 2015. My husband and I now live in Leeper where we operate a cabin rental business, Fair Winds in the Forest Cabins, near Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Parks. We have two sons – Drew who attends Clarion University and Isaac who attends North Clarion High School.

Anything else:

Service Awards include two CG Commendation Medals, three CG Achievement awards, three Commandant’s Letter of Commendation awards, six CG Meritorious Team awards, five CG Good Conduct awards, the Special Operations Award, along with various other unit awards.

In addition, selected as the 2004 Louisville Armed Forces Committee Patriot award recipient, the 2008 CG Intelligence Coordination Center Enlisted Person of the Year and was a 2011 nominee for both the Navy League Douglas A. Munro Leadership Award and the DHS Intelligence Leadership Award.

It has been an honor to serve with the finest men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces. Upholding the Coast Guard Core Values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty in service to our nation has been a privilege. I am grateful everyday that I wore the uniform.

 

All American Awards and Engraving is located on U.S. 322 in Shippenville. The company specializes in Embroidery, Screen Printing, all kinds of awards, trophies, engraving, unique gifts and more. As the company motto says, We can put “Almost Anything on Almost Everything”.

They can be found online at www.allamericanhq.com or www.facebook.com/AllAmericanAwardsandEngraving or by calling toll free 1-877-402-9273 and ask for Jim Carroll.


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