CPO Kenneth Seefeld is being honored and nominated by his mother, Jenny Seefeld and is our My Military Hero for November. Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Ken Seefeld has served in the Unites States Coast Guard (USCG) for 14 years. CPO Seefeld’s Coast Guard career began at Port Clarence, Alaska then to Seattle, Washington. After a couple years he was transferred to the USCG Station in downtown Juneau, Alaska after a few years there, he transferred back to Seattle where he served on the USCG Polar Star ice breaker. In April 2012 CPO Seefeld was promoted to Chief. Currently, CPO Seefeld is deployed out to sea for 3 ˝ months on and off on the USCG Cutter Mellon. The USCG Cutter Mellon is a high endurance cutter home ported in Seattle, Washington. The USCG Cutter Mellon performs each of the Coast Guard’s missions including environmental protection, search and rescue, drug and law enforcement, and defense operations. My family and I are very proud of Ken for serving in the USCG. Ken is perceived as a “Coast Guard” hero for innumerable reasons. First and foremost, he has gratefully, humbly, and respectfully accepted and adapted the newfound leadership roles and responsibilities expected of him daily. In addition, his team is very open with him and at ease when seeking advice, guidance and training from him. Last, but not least, CPO Seefeld always displays poise, professionalism, remarkable work ethic and strong dedication to the Coast Guard. My son home base is Seattle, Washington where he resides with his girlfriend, Elizabeth James, and their sweet 10 year-old, beagle, Violet. CPO Seefeld is a Tempe native and attended McClintock High. He has earned his bachelor’s degree while in the Coast Guard and will begin work on his Masters. CPO Seefeld will be sailing out for 3 ˝ months on November 2.