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Lynda Nutt, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers presented Coast Guard Auxiliary's National RBS Partnership Award

WASHINGTON -- Lynda Nutt, program manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Operations Center for Water Safety, has been awarded the Coast Guard Auxiliary's National Recreational Boating Safety Partnership Award by Coast Guard Auxiliary National Commodore Jim Vass.

The award citation thanks Ms. Nutt and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their outstanding sustained support and promotion of the Auxiliary's Recreational Boating Safety program for the period Sept. 3, 2005, to Aug. 31, 2011. 

As a result of mandating use of life jackets by boaters on the lakes the Corps administers, it has demonstrated that requiring life jackets does not affect the number of boaters or the number of people interested in boat ownership.  In addition, the Corps' decision to require life jackets validated the assertions of the Coast Guard and the Auxiliary that mandatory life jacket wear is essential for safe recreational boating.

"The Auxiliary is greatly indebted to Lynda's steadfast dedication to water safety. Her tireless work with the Corps of Engineers through the years has strengthened our partnership with the Corps, and we look forward to nurturing and maintaining this valued partnership," said Bruce Johnson, the Auxiliary's director for recreational boating safety outreach.

Ms. Nutt retired from the U.S. Army March 31 following nearly 30 years of service.

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