Captain Bart Rutan’s Bossman Skiff

Here’s a great photo of Captain Bart Rutan and his first mate Lola putting his #CustomSeaDek to work.

Captain Bart Rutan is a career military veteran who was medically retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2009 after returning from a voluntary tour in Afghanistan. His military career spans 28 years, beginning with the U.S. Coast Guard where he received numerous awards, including Best Shipmate. If not saving lives as required as a U.S. Air Force flight engineer, Captain Bart would doubtlessly be rescuing those in need on his own simply out of altruistic love for his fellow humankind – and animalkind. His Air Force medals include The Meritorious Service Medal for distinguished performance while on deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The medal accompaniment acknowledges that more than 30 lives were saved as a result of Master Sergeant Daniel Rutan’s outstanding professionalism, skill, and leadership. He is called “resourceful, charismatic, and keenly observant.” The award accompaniment further affirms his loyalty to the rescue motto, “These things we do that others may live.”


Here is a link to our earlier post about Captain Bart:


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