Tag: diversity and inclusion

Breaking the ice: Opening channels that enable transgender members to serve

Just as we have been breaking ice for years, the Coast Guard is also helping to break barriers in diversity and inclusion. The Coast Guard celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) pride month in June and one key part of this was highlighting the strides we are making in diversity. This is the first year that the Coast Guard was able to celebrate the “T” in LGBT for our military members.

Partnership in Education is a perfect way to impact the future today

Growing up in Portsmouth, Virginia, Chief Petty Officer Carlton White didn’t have very many military role models. That all changed when, in 5th grade, the Coast Guard adopted his grade school through the Partnership in Education (PIE) program, sending two active-duty Coast Guard members to frequently engage with his class throughout the school year. The PIE program enhances educational opportunities and career awareness for the nation’s youth through direct participation in education related programs. All members of the Coast Guard family, including active duty, reserve, auxiliary, civilian and retirees are encouraged to participate in school and community activities approved by their command. Read the full post to learn more about Chief’s story and the importance of the PIE program!