The creation of the DV rating – the Coast Guard’s 22nd rate – and DIV specialty was the result of a 17-month analysis by the Diver Career Management Working Group that considered mission requirements, safety issues and longstanding workforce management considerations. Following the review of the working group’s results, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp directed the establishment of the DV rating with at least 64 enlisted personnel and seven DIV warrant officers.
Petty Officer Second Class Amir Lawal contributed to this post —————————— The first Maritime Enforcement Specialist (ME) with the Coast Guard Commandant, Admiral Thad Allen – MECM Gordon J. Muise; MECM Steven J. Lowry; MECM Randy L. Krahn; and MECM William Allred Master Chief Maritime Enforcement Specialist (MECM) Gordon J. Muise has had a long
Throughout the next couple of weeks, the Compass will be celebrating the Coast Guard’s 219th birthday by posting stories and commentary on historical events. One interesting topic is the history of the enlisted rates (or “jobs” as they are called in the civilian world). Oh, how they have changed throughout our 219-year history. Or… have