USS Ouellet Sea Cadet Program
Greetings Shipmates and Association Members! May your holidays be full of happiness and love!
I regret to be so late in the year to ping you about the USNSCC Ouellet Division. The David G. Ouellet Sea Cadet Division has been quite busy through the year, but I haven't been good to keep you informed of it all.
In March, New England Regional Director LCDR Matt Landry conducted the change of command ceremony. Ensign Robert G Pallazolla assumed command of the division from Ensign Philip Strauch. I've added a few photos from this event below. Both gentlemen have served exemplary in their role as Commanding Officer.
One of Skipper Pallazolla's first actions was to establish a mailing list. If you want to be updated directly from the skipper about their regular activities, I'm sure you could get added to the list. Please just let me know?
Next year will mark the 51st anniversary since Seaman Ouellet's heroic actions in Vietnam, saving the lives of his own skipper and crew. Under Skipper Pallazolla 's direction, the Sea Cadet division has made itself available and is coordinating with the Ouellet family and other local groups to be a part of this remembrance . I will keep
you updated on this event as plans develop. Several of us may plan to attend.
As members of the Ouellet Association, we are pleased and honored to assist the Sea Cadet division with financial and moral support . This year, the Shipmate Association approved an annual award of $500, plus a one time grant of $2500 to sustain and build up their uniform inventory. This helps recruitment and retention, and the long term sustainability of the Sea Cadet unit. The Association also sponsors awards at cadet graduation .
If you are interested in donating to the Sea Cadets through the Ouellet Association, you can earmark your donation for any of the programs benefitting the Ouellet Division Sea Cadets. Your donation may also be given toward the Ouellet Association general fund.
Please use the form at www.uss-ouellet.org -> More -> Association Info.
You should all know that the David G. Ouellet Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps carry the Ouellet name as well as the Ouellet Division flag with honor and respect.
All donations are tax deductible. Thanks for your time!
Until later - Fair Winds and Following Seas!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED ....
There is no fee for membership in the USS Ouellet Association and the Association relies on donations to cover operating expenses.
We are asking your help so we can meet our commitment for the New England Sea Cadet Awards. The USS Ouellet Association has committed to sponsoring and funding annual awards for the Naval Sea Cadet program at the New England Recruit Training Boot Camp in remembrance and in honor of Medal of Honor recipient David Ouellet. Two $250 awards are made each year. An "Honor Grad" award is given to the Honor Cadet and a "Spirit Award" is given to the cadet who best demonstrates the characteristics (spirit) of David Ouellet as established by the Ouellet family.We are also looking someone who could attend the awards ceremony on behalf of the USS Ouellet Association. If you are interested in representing the Association in this capacity contact Charlie Crossan (email@example.com) or Chris Paddock (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.