Diversity and Inclusion – Leaders of Progress

Women do not only serve afloat in the Coast Guard, but they can also hold the highest positions onboard the cutters. While it is normal for women to serve afloat now, this wasn’t always the case and it is something to continue to celebrate! That’s why Coast Guard Cutter Healy stood an all-female watch (to include 10 women) while underway for its second mission of the summer with a crew of 88 aboard, of which 24% is female. This blog will tell you all about why these women serve and what inspires them while they serve afloat.

Women’s Equality Day 2016

Today is Women’s Equality Day – a day to commemorate the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote and essentially giving women the ability to bring so much more to the table. This year marks 40 years since the Coast Guard Academy opened its doors to women, but long before women could enlist in the reserves or regular service, or become active duty officers, women have played a key role in shaping the Coast Guard. Let’s take time today to remember our own Coast Guard women! Read this post to learn about the history of women in the Coast Guard.