HS1 William Hilt
U. S. Coast Guard Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year
Petty Officer Hilt was critical to the success of the PSU 312 challenging pre-deployment work-ups. With keen organizational and collaborative skills, he managed the medical screening of 140 personnel deploying to the Middle East. Genuinely devoted to his shipmates, he made changes to more efficiently deliver patient care. He let training and provided instruction to shipmates working towards professional certifications. His actions and work ethic allowed him to mentor new and aspiring Health Service Technicians and Corpsman from both the Coast Guard and U. S. Navy.
Petty Officer William Hilt assumed his duties as Health Services Technician for Coast Guard Port Security Unit 312, San Francisco, California, in February 2008. Petty Officer Hilt is responsible for maintaining all medical records for the unit's 140 crewmembers.
Petty Officer Hilt entered the Coast Guard in 2008. Following Recruit Training at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, NJ, he served at PSU 312. Petty Officer Hilt attended Health Services Technician "A" School at Training Center Petaluma, CA, and graduated first in his class.
A native of Newark, CA, Petty Officer Hilt is employed as a Forensic Autopsy Technician with the Monterey County Coroner's Office in Monterey CA, and is currently attending San Jose State University, where he is majoring in Chemistry.
Petty Officer Hilt's military awards include the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. He has also been awarded the Port Security Unit Insignia.