June 5, 2007
Andrew Minkiewicz, an Associate in the Government Relations and Public Policy Practice Group, has been awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen.
The Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award is the second-highest Public Service Award and recognizes unusual courage in advancing a Coast Guard mission, a substantial contribution to the Coast Guard that produced tangible results, or specific individual accomplishments that provide unique benefits to the public. Mr. Minkiewicz received this award in honor of his time on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee. During his tenure as Senior Counsel and Staff Director of the Subcommittee he passed three Coast Guard reauthorizations and authored the language that transferred the Coast Guard into the Department of Homeland Security.