As family, friends, coworkers and students gathered on the gun deck of Taylor Hall at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, many did not know that they’d be witnessing Coast Guard history. While three people were advanced to master chief petty officer that day, the advancement of Jennifer Lowden was particularly notable. Standing on the same grounds where she was a 25-year-old machinery technician student, Lowden became the first female to join the highest ranks in her profession when her husband and her mother impressed the master chief insignia onto her shirt collar.
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Chief Warrant Officer Veronica Bandrowsky and Petty Officer Second Class Amir Lawal contributed to this post. BMCS Martynowski in front of Recruit Company X-Ray 181 “This job is rewarding to say the least,” said Senior Chief Boatswains Mate (BMCS) Andrea L. Martynowski about her responsibilities at Coast Guard Training Center (TRACEN) Cape May. Last Friday