Cletus A. Milan, a native of Jim Thorpe, was advanced to the rank of Chief Aviation Maintenance Technician in the U.S. Coast Guard.

The ceremony recently took place at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, Washington, D.C.

Chief Milan has been assigned there since 2009. He is the Maintenance Chief, and a Flight Engineer for both C37a aircraft. The C37a is a Long Range Command and Control aircraft used to provide transportation to high level Coast Guard and Homeland Security Officials.

Milan, a flight engineer, has traveled extensively throughout the United States. He has also traveled to India, Spain, and many European countries.

Before his current assignment, Chief Milan spent 14 years as a Flight Mechanic on the Coast Guard MH60J Helicopter, where he was engaged in search and rescue and drug interdiction throughout the east coast, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.

He is married to the former Jessica Bayne Englebaugh, daughter of Linda and Randy Dixon of Newport, Maine and Norman Englebaugh. They are the parents of a daughter, Beverly Irene.

Milan is the son of Cletus W. and Irene Milan of Jim Thorpe. He is a graduate of Marian Catholic High School.

In attendance at the ceremony were his parents and his sister, Terrie Cinicola.