The service has established an enlisted diver rating, and soon will have the first rated enlisted divers and warrant officers with a dive specialty. Allowing these dedicated individuals to focus on diving as their primary duty, rather than as a collateral one, represents an unprecedented change in the wake of the tragedy that took the lives of two Coast Guard divers, and is perhaps the greatest way to honor the service and legacy of Lt. Hill and Petty Officer 2nd Class Duque.
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Coast Guard Fireman Olalekan Oyeyemi, a native of Nigeria, poses with Master Chief Richard Uronis after receiving his certificate of naturalization in a ceremony aboard the USS Intrepid. Oyeyemi currently serves onboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Reliance, homeported in Kittery, Maine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barbara L. Patton) Click