The Coast Guard is ramping up efforts to recruit more women, people of color, and minorities to serve as officers, a move designed to better reflect the population of the country
The service’s Officer Recruiting Corps is dedicated to reaching out to underrepresented talent pools. Bringing qualified people from these groups into leadership positions signals opportunities are open to everyone, leaders said.
“It reminds us that serving in the military and the Coast Guard, there is opportunity there to succeed,” said Cmdr. Andrea Smith, executive officer for Coast Guard Recruiting Command. She and Capt. Richter Tipton, commanding officer for the recruiting command, are responsible for standing up the new corps.
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