Author: PAC Nick Ameen

Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: SK1 Amanda Distasio

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers This is the fifth in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration. SK1 Amanda Distasio with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven W. Cantrell What has

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Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: IT2 Melissa Mercado

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers This is the fourth in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration. Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa Mercado’s father pins on her rank insignia during her “A” school graduation. U.S.

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Ombudsman Appreciation Day

The mission of the Coast Guard Ombudsman Program is to improve communication between the command and Coast Guard family members. Coast Guard ombudsmen are communication links, provide information and referral resources, and act as advocates for family members. March 26 is Ombudsman Appreciation Day, and we have a message from each of the three Ombudsmen-at-Large:

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Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: BM3 Steph Horvat

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers This is the third in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration. BM3 Steph Horvat at Coast Guard Station Jonesport, Maine What is your favorite part of your job?

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Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: SK1 Shantel Guillory

Blog series created by YN3 Courtney Myers This is the second in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration. What do your daily duties entail? My daily duties include managing FORCECOM’s property, which includes four units, as well

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Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: Deputy MCPOCG Leilani Cale-Jones

CMC Leilani Cale-Jones, the Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Blog series created by YN3 Courtney Myers This is the first in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration. What do your daily duties

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Hungry for Change

Coast Guard renames Food Service Specialist rating to Culinary Specialist Blog post by CSCM Justin Reed, Culinary Specialist Rating Force Master Chief CSCM Justin Reed, Culinary Specialist Rating Force Master Chief The Coast Guard last examined the identity of its culinary rating nearly two decades ago, when it changed from subsistence specialist to food service

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Words of Wisdom: A CMC’s mentor

What does it take to become a Gold Badge Command Master Chief? Command Master Chief Jason Vanderhaden, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, talks about his mentor, Boatswain’s Mate Master Chief Mark Schweiger and how he pushed everyone who worked with him to be their best.