In her short time aboard Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, Lt. j.g. Angela-Ruth Johnson, an Oak Harbor, Washington native, has had once in a lifetime experiences in the Indo-Pacific.
Damage controlmen are experts in shipboard emergency systems and procedure. They are professional plumbers, welders, fire fighters and first responders to a host of potential shipboard crisis. DCs call upon a precision skill set and concoct crafty solutions to difficult problems and are disciplined, with the ability to think quickly and outside the box.
When Haoer Zheng enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 2018, she never envisioned that her Mandarin Chinese speaking skills would have international impact.