YORKTOWN, V.A. — Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Machinery Technician rating, which was formed in 1973 after the merger of Engineman, Machinist Mate, and Boiler Technician.
The A-school for the Machinery Technician rating resides at Training Center Yorktown and is a 13-week course, where students are taught principles of theory, operation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of mechanical, auxiliary, and electrical systems.
During the ceremony, Master Chief Petty Officer Tom Sayers will be awarded the first Silver Ancient Machinery Technician Snipe award for being the longest-serving Machinery Technician in active service.
- Rear Admiral Nathan Moore, Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area
- Rear Admiral Amy Grable, Assistant Commandant of Engineering and Logistics
WHAT: 50th Anniversary of the Machinery Technician Rating and inaugural presentation of Coast Guard Silver Ancient Snipe Award
WHEN: Friday, December 1, 2023, at 09:00 a.m.
WHERE: 1 U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, VA 23690
WHY: Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Machinery Technician rating, which was formed in 1973 after the merger of Engineman, Machinist Mate, and Boiler Technician. Machinery Technicians, or MKs, are responsible for the maintenance and performance of engineering and hull systems of Coast Guard surface assets.
Editor’s Note: Media interested in attending must contact Lieutenant Commander Amanda Faulkner at 571-608-2961 no later than 4 p.m. Thursday. Media attending should plan to arrive at the unit no later than 8:30 a.m.