Today the Coast Guard inducted the first Gold and Silver Ancients Tridents, Rear Adm. Linda L. Fagan and Master Chief R. Shane Hooker respectively. The tradition of naming a Coast Guard community’s “Ancient” dates back to 1966, when aviators created the Ancient Albatross, a title developed to recognize the longest serving pilot in the Coast Guard. The Gold and Silver Ancient Tridents are titles given to the officer and enlisted member who have served in the Marine Safety community the longest. The Marine Safety field operations include vessel and facility inspection, waterways management, pollution response and marine casualty investigations.
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Coast Guard Vice Commandant Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara speaks at the annual Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association luncheon at Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. International trade is a powerful engine for our nation’s economic growth. As consumers we are all connected to a