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Steve Pegram, Emergency Manager and USCG Auxiliarist, answers the question “Why do you serve?”

Steve Pegram is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Coast Guard Auxiliary Aviator, and currently serves as Chief of the USCG Auxiliary Incident Management Systems Branch while serving with me in the USCG Auxiliary University Programs Branch. In his “day job,” Steve is “Senior Client Consultant for Crisis Communications & Operational Integration” at a great company called Everbridge. Traveling the country working with various organizations on behalf of Everbridge, or making good things happen in the Coast Guard, Steve knows emergency management, and is truly dedicated to the safety of the American people. Steve quoted Albert Schweitzer when I first put the weekly question to him, “Why do you serve?

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. —Albert Schweitzer

I appreciate Steve Pegram following up on last week’s great response from Jon Hemler (University of Virginia Medical School), answering with his own thoughts as he tackles the leader-as-servant ethic, the importance of paying it forward, local cultures of service, and his own personal joy in it all. Thank you for your thoughts, and thank you for your service!

Steve’s answer to the question “Why do you serve?” is at http://www.andrewdwelch.com/2010/03/steve-pegram-emergency-manager-and-uscg.html.

Thanks for reading, and thank you for your service!

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