Beverly Kelley, first woman to command a U.S. military vessel, on the bridge of the 95-foot cutter Cape Newhagen. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Long Blue Line: Officer Candidate School and female trailblazers in the Coast Guard’s officer corps

Since the 1970s, women in the Coast Guard have come a long way with female service members occupying every active duty role formerly reserved for men. During this period, female graduates of the Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate School helped shape the Coast Guard and pioneered the role of their gender in the service, the federal government and the nation as a whole. They have made the U.S. Coast Guard into a better institution for all men and women and they will continue to play an important role in leading the service in the 21st century.


VADM Brice-O’Hara on leadership and the future of the Coast Guard

A little more than a week after assuming her duties, the Coast Guard’s second female Vice Commandant found herself before a room of women wearing Coast Guard blue and looking to the service’s highest ranking woman for leadership, counsel and […]


VADM Crea inducted into Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame

Post Written by Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Booker, Aviation Assignment Officer and one of the Coast Guard event coordinators Over the weekend, Women’s History Month kicked off with a very successful Women in Aviation International Conference. Approximately 120 Coast Guard members […]


Guardian of the Week- BM3 Bridgitte Milheim

Sometimes you find Coast Guard members in the strangest places!  The Guardian of the Week is BM3 Bridgitte Milheim, a 25-year-old from Frenchtown, NJ and this last Wednesday she graduated from Army Airborne Jump School. That’s right, you can find […]