Port Director Ted Falgout Receives USCG Recognition

tedwithcotp(GALLIANO, LA) – At the December board meeting of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Port Director Ted Falgout was awarded a Coast Guard Certificate of Merit. The Coast Guard cited Mr. Falgout for “outstanding dedication and support of Coast Guard missions” during the recent storm seasons and crediting him with “fostering positive partnerships with government agencies, maritime industry, and public interest groups while continuing to ‘do the right thing’ for the citizens of South Louisiana.” Lieutenant Commander Mark McManus read the citation while Captain of the Port Joseph Paradis of USCG Morgan City presented Falgout with the Certificate of Merit.

The Coast Guard’s recognition came on the heels of a resolution adopted by the board of commissioners which recognized Director Ted Falgout for his 31 years of service to the Port Commission. He retires at the end of December.

“It has been very rewarding to me to have played a role in the evolution of Port Fourchon,” said Falgout, “from a small fishing port…to what it is today: a port of national significance, one of the major economic engines of this region, with billions of dollars of infrastructure in place and thousands of jobs for our community.”