USCG Retired LCDR Hayden "Jeff" Goldman

ME Graduate of Distinction Retires USCG

On June 27th Lieutenant Commander Hayden "Jeff" Goldman flew his Dolphin MH65 Helicopter for its' final flight. He received his 3rd Honorable Discharge at his retirement ceremony celebrating his 22.5 year career of service to his country. As a 19 year old ME Graduate Jeff flew Chinooks for the US Army for 9 years before transitioning to the USCG. His citation read,"Attaining the pinnacle of aviation qualification as the unit's senior Flight Examiner, he personally led 33 pilots and aircrew upgrades to ensure proficient flight operations, enabling the successful execution of 4,750 aviation sorties and 589 Search and Rescue cases. His exceptional oversight enhanced Pacific Area's only Rotary Wing Air Intercept program with advances in unit certification for both night and night night vision device capability and provided qualified aircrew to guarantee security of the President of the United States on 23 occasions. These efforts earned praise from external reviewers as the model for all deployable air intercept units to emulate.Displaying exceptional aeronautical acumen, he masterly flew over 950 hours, prosecuting 60 Search and Rescue cases to save or assist 14 lives and $100,000 in property.
He is continuing his love for flying as an EMS Helicopter Pilot for Reach Air Medical in California.

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