USCGC JUNIPER (WLB-201)
Tending Da Kine With Aloha
Lieutenant Commander Christopher Jasnoch
Lieutenant Commander Jasnoch assumed command of CGC JUNIPER in spring 2020 after deactivating WALNUT at the Coast Guard Yard for a Major Maintenance Availability.
In 2019, LCDR Jasnoch led WALNUT during a deployment to American Samoa and the partnering independent state of Samoa to combat illegal fishing activities. He led the WALNUT crew in completing Aids to Navigation activities throughout the main Hawaiian Islands and Midway Atoll prior to delivering WALNUT to the Yard for a Major Maintenance Availability in early 2020. LCDR Jasnoch led the crew in reactivating JUNIPER at the Yard in Fall 2020 and safely delivered JUNIPER to its new homeport in Honolulu, HI in December 2020.
Previous tours afloat include Deck Watch Officer aboard CGC RESOLUTE, Operations Officer aboard CGC HOLLYHOCK, Commanding Officer of CGC WILLIAM TATE, and Executive Officer aboard CGC THETIS. Tours ashore include Staff Officer at the District Seven Waterways Management office in Miami, FL where he administered 7 ships and 10 shore-based Aids to Navigation teams. LCDR Jasnoch also served at Afloat Training Organization Everett, WA where he oversaw the training and readiness of the Coast Guard’s northwest cutter fleet, 45 ships in all.
LCDR Jasnoch’s military awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Armed Forces Service Medal, as well as the Coast Guard Achievement and Commendation Medals. LCDR Jasnoch graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Government and is currently working toward a Master’s degree in International Relations and Global Security.
Lieutenant Stephen Atwell
LT Atwell reported aboard as Executive Officer of USCGC JUNIPER in July of 2020.
LT Atwell previously served as Operations Officer aboard USCGC STEADFAST (WMEC 623) in Astoria, OR leading counter-drug deployments throughout Central America from 2018-2020. He served as an Intelligence Watch Officer at Joint Inter Agency Task Force-South (JIATFS) from 2016-2018, where he fused multi-source intelligence from several federal agencies and seventeen partner nations supporting JIATFS’s detection and monitoring mission across SOUTHCOM’s 42-million square mile joint operating area.
LT Atwell is a 2012 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Environmental Science focusing in meteorology and physical oceanography. He began his Coast Guard career as a Deck Watch Officer on CGC FARALLON (WPB 1301) in San Juan, PR conducting alien-migrant interdiction and counter drug missions in the Caribbean. From 2014-2016, LT Atwell served as the Executive Officer aboard CGC KISKA (WPB 1336) in Hilo, HI conducting search and rescue operations and fisheries law enforcement missions across the Hawaiian island chain.
LT Atwell is a permanent cutterman. His personal awards include: the Joint Services Commendation Medal, Joint Services Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Service Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal and Coast Guard Achievement medals.
BMC Bradley Lindsey
Chief Bostwain’s Mate Bradley Lindsey reported to USCGC WALNUT in 2017. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 2000 and his previous afloat assignments include USCGC MAKO, USCGC HICKORY, and USCGC PATOKA. His ashore assignments include CG Station Pascagoula and two tours at the National Strike Force’s Gulf Strike Team in Mobile, AL. Chief Lindsey’s personal awards includes two Coast Guard Achievement Medals with “O” device, four Commandant’s Letter of Commendation with “O” device, and six Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals. He earned the permanent cutterman insignia as well as the coxswain insignia. Chief Lindsey is a graduate of the Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer Academy in February 2011 and the USCG Chief Petty Officer’s Academy in March 2017.