“Making Space for Women Aboard Coast Guard Cutters Helps with Retention, Careers” –Seapower

BM3 Hailey LaRue of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Wire in Saugerties, New York, in 2021. LaRue was able to serve on the Wire after Senior Chief Petty Officer Ramona Mason worked with service officials to create extra rack space. U.S. COAST GUARD / Daniel Henry

The Navy League’s on-line Magazine, Seapower, reports on Coast Guard efforts to open additional afloat billets to enlisted women.

“Today more women are remaining in our service lon­ger,” Schultz said in his annual State of the Coast Guard speech in 2022. “Today we have 375 more women in the service at the critically important E6/E7 and O-4 mid-grade leadership ranks than we had five years ago in 2017… that’s a 28% increase of women at these mid-ca­reer pay grades, and a trend that outpaces their male counterparts.”

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