From left to appropriate (front row) Col. Chad Hebert, Capt. Lance Devillier, Agent Victoria Onebane, Agent Chelsea Moudry, Agent Heather Fitzgerald, Agent Troy Autin, LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet, Agent Stephen LaCombe, Agent Clinton Willis, Agent Austin Anderson, Agent Jamyson Loomis, Lt. Justin Lowry, and Lt. Col. Rachel Zechenelly.
(back row) Lt. Col. Travis Huval, Agent Mason Castello, Agent Dustin Barton, Agent Micheal Thacker, Agent Cody Salpietra, Agent Jebadiah Kraft, Agent Breylan Kemp, Agent Tracen Francis, Agent Christopher Pippin, Agent Jude Duhon, and Major Clay Marques.
The Louisiana Division of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Regulation Enforcement Academy today, June 29, graduated its 34th class of cadets into the ranks of LDWF Enforcement Division brokers at a ceremony in Baton Rouge.
Just after six months of coaching at the academy, 17 freshly commissioned brokers are ready to get started imposing searching, fishing and boating regulations that govern the use of the state’s purely natural resources.
LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet was the keynote speaker at the graduation and informed the cadets, “we honor you – our cadets — since you have completed your schooling that could have only been realized by means of dedication, and a desire to be the greatest that you can be – both equally separately and as a team.”
Col. Chad Hebert, head of the LDWF Enforcement Division, offered certificates and recited the Oath of Office environment earning the cadet’s transition to commissioned agents official. “Graduating a cadet class is generally a proud day for both the cadets and their beloved kinds, but also for me as the Colonel and for our teaching staff,” claimed Col. Hebert. “These 17 cadets proved to us that they are prepared to start off their enforcement division careers as agents right after creating it as a result of our 6 thirty day period academy.”
The 17 new agents are:
Austin Anderson, of Raceland, assigned to Lafourche Parish
Troy Autin, of Houma, assigned to Lafourche Parish
Dustin Barton, of Winnfiled, assigned to Winn Parish
Mason Castello, of Baton Rouge, assigned to Orleans Parish
Jude Duhon, of Rayne, assigned to Iberia Parish
Heather Fitzgerald, of Ponchatoula, assigned to Jefferson Parish
Tracen Francis, of Minden, assigned to Natchitoches Parish
Breylan Kemp, of Minden, assigned to Desoto Parish
Jebadiah Kraft, of Ponchatoula, assigned to Terrebonne Parish
Stephen LaCombe, of Baton Rouge, assigned to Morehouse Parish
Jamyson Loomis, of Vidalia, assigned to Concordia Parish
Chelsea Moudry, of Brenham, Texas, assigned to Calcasieu Parish
Victoria Onebane, of Rayne, assigned to Iberia Parish
Christopher Pippin, of Lake Providence, assigned to East Carroll Parish
Cody Salpietra, of Zachary, assigned to Terrebonne Parish
Micheal Thacker, of Hineston, assigned to Sabine Parish
Clinton Willis, of Longville, assigned to Beauregard Parish
All through the graduation ceremony, Fitzgerald was awarded the actual physical fitness award for scoring the best on the physical health and fitness assessment exam. Duhon gained the firearms award for the very best marksman in the course. Kraft been given the academic award for acquiring the maximum grades. Kraft also gained the total award, which is a cumulative score from the firearms, tutorial and actual physical teaching groups.
At the academy, cadets educate to enforce the state’s recreational boating legislation, the point out and federal wildlife and fisheries laws and general legislation enforcement operate on the state’s quite a few wildlife administration places. The academy also covers typical legislation enforcement education equal to that of other state regulation enforcement officers.
The graduating agents fill vacancies in LDWF’s Enforcement Division and will be assigned to a discipline-teaching officer for their 1st 6 months of duty. Now portion of the agency’s commissioned officer staff, the brokers will be part of the ranks of all those patrolling land and drinking water to mainly detect match, fish and boating law violations. These obligations call for travel into Louisiana’s forests, swamps, fields, streams, bayous, lakes, marshlands, the Gulf of Mexico and on the state roadway process.