Chief Petty Officer Deren Perez, a figure of inspiration and leadership within the U.S. Coast Guard, is presented with the U.S. Coast Guard's Elite Male Athlete of the Year award by Capt. Nick Simmons, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia Sector Guam, at the newly relocated recruiting office in Tamuning, Guam, on May 17, 2024. The award, presented on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard MWR and the Community Services Command, is a testament to his exceptional athletic abilities and his unwavering dedication to his community. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir)

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