Chief Machinery Technician Shawn Barnes, son of long time Mount Carmel residents Judith and Charles Barnes, was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer, Naval Engineering specialty, in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Barnes accepted his commission on May 10 onboard his current unity the Barque Eagle, America's Tall Ship, in New London, Conn.

In his 16th year of military service, Barnes, along with his wife, Jana, and son, Seth, will be transferring to the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter home ported out of Kittery, Maine, to serve as the main propulsion assistant.