Lt. Hillary Allegretti proudly displays her tgold medal after winning the Women's 30-34 age group triathlon at the 9th Gay Games. Photo courtesy of Lt. Hillary Allegretti.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: LT Hillary Allegretti

Anyone who meets Lt. Hillary Allegretti walks away with two distinct impressions – she loves the Coast Guard and is equally passionate about running. What baffles the mind is how she finds time to be so successful at both. When she dons her uniform, Allegretti serves as the waterways management chief and senior investigating officer for all federal marine casualties at Marine Safety Unit Cleveland. In her spare time, she is a marathoner who competes in Olympic-distance triathlons to “break the monotony of preparing for a marathon.”


Shipmate of the Week – ME3 Emily Swanson

In the fourth largest container port in the United States and the second busiest port on the East Coast, Marine Safety Unit Savannah maintains high expectations for the personnel stationed in the Coastal Empire. Petty officers of all ranks are asked to assume responsibilities that may exceed their previous experience and unit personnel are highly motivated to rapidly gain qualifications to be prepared to respond to the myriad of activities occurring in this busy port. From visits from the Vice President of the United States to a fiery explosion at a rubber warehouse at the port authority, MSU stands ready to respond.


Shipmate of the Week – MST2 Nicole Emmons

The Coast Guard is unique among America’s military services. As a multi-mission organization responsible for everything from search and rescue, to coastal homeland security, to environmental protection of the nation’s waterways, Coast Guard personnel must be always ready to perform […]