The life of every Coast Guardsman is filled with hills to climb, whether leaving family behind to sail the seas, taking the notoriously difficult servicewide exam to achieve lifelong career goals or being first responder on scene after a natural disaster. For a dedicated few, life comes with a few mountains too — like Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick DeBrum, Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Griffin, Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Wingfield and Petty Officer 3rd class Adam Plourde, Coast Guardsmen from Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, who climbed Mount Rainier and proudly flew the Coast Guard ensign from its peak.
It was another action packed day at the Diversity Leadership Summit. The participants spent the morning in breakout training, which received rave reviews, and were treated by a second day of powerful speakers in the afternoon. Attendees from the 2010 Diversity Leadership Summit talk about their definition of diversity in the video linked to this
The audience participated in an interactive survey by selecting answers with a remote keypad and the results of each question were immediately shown on the screen. (Photos by Petty Officer Dan Bender) At the 2010 Diversity Summit there’s already been a ton of information presented by some very engaging speakers. The event has so far
Today Coast Guard leadership and many noteworthy speakers will be gathering for the 2010 Coast Guard Diversity Summit and it promises to be an inspiring event. The theme is “total workforce commitment to diversity leadership” but that really doesn’t do it justice. After guests register and take in the exhibits this afternoon the evening reception