Petty Officer 2nd Class Victoria Taylor. Photo courtesy of Station Humboldt Bay.

BM2 Victoria Taylor – The Coast Guard’s newest surfman

Petty Officer 2nd Class Victoria Taylor, a boatswain’s mate from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay, was recently designated a Coast Guard surfman, the highest qualification a coxswain can achieve in the Coast Guard. Receiving the surfman designation puts Taylor in an elite group; she’s the Coast Guard’s 484th surfman, one of only six females to ever receive the designation in Coast Guard history and the very first from Station Humboldt Bay.