Inspiring Futures: US Coast Guard's SKC Gabriel Rivas Engages Monticello High School Students

Inspiring Futures: US Coast Guard's SKC Gabriel Rivas Engages Monticello High School Students

Inspiring Futures: US Coast Guard’s SKC Gabriel Rivas Engages Monticello High School Students Monticello High School hosted an assembly featuring Senior Chief Storekeeper (SKC/E-7) Gabriel Rivas from the United States Coast Guard. The assembly was a unique opportunity for students to learn about the Coast Guard, its mission, and the benefits of a career in this branch of the military. The event was particularly impactful, given the genuine enthusiasm and passion displayed by SKC Rivas and his team. SKC Gabriel Rivas, who has been in active-duty service for 14 years, shared his journey and experiences in the Coast Guard. As…
Coast Guard Assembly Inspires Students at Stephen Decatur High School

Coast Guard Assembly Inspires Students at Stephen Decatur High School

Stephen Decatur High School recently hosted Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremy Guerrero from the U.S. Coast Guard. Petty Officer Guerrero, a reservist working in the Maritime Enforcement rate, shared his inspiring journey with the students, emphasizing the invaluable experiences and growth opportunities within the Coast Guard. His visit aimed to educate and motivate students about the possibilities that await them in this branch of the military. Guerrero’s path to the Coast Guard was shaped by his prior service in the Marine Corps Reserve. Seeking a new direction in his military career, he joined the Coast Guard and has since dedicated…
U.S. Coast Guard Inspires at Oakland Rowing Club Visit

U.S. Coast Guard Inspires at Oakland Rowing Club Visit

The Oakland Rowing Club recently hosted an inspiring assembly with the U.S. Coast Guard, leaving a significant impact on the students in attendance. Chief Petty Officer Donald Wyckoff, a seasoned Information Systems Technician, led the event, sharing his personal journey and the vast opportunities within the Coast Guard. CPO Wyckoff’s career in the Coast Guard followed his service in the U.S. Navy. Seeking a balance that would allow him to support his family while continuing to serve his country, he transitioned to the Coast Guard. “I enjoyed the benefits and opportunities the Navy provided, but the Coast Guard allowed me…
U.S. Coast Guard Inspires Students at Long County High School

U.S. Coast Guard Inspires Students at Long County High School

Long County High School recently hosted a teamwork and leadership assembly featuring Storekeeper Second Class Andrew Barile from the U.S. Coast Guard. The event was a part of the Coast Guard’s outreach efforts to inform and engage young students about the rewarding career opportunities within the Coast Guard. “I chose the Coast Guard because it allowed me to utilize my skills in finance while being part of something greater than myself,” Barile explained. Barile shared his compelling journey with the students, detailing his role as a Storekeeper, specifically a purchasing agent. He is currently assigned as a Recruiting Office Administrative…
Inspiring the Next Generation: The Coast Guard Visit to Airline High School

Inspiring the Next Generation: The Coast Guard Visit to Airline High School

Students at Airline High School had the opportunity to engage with Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist First Class Clifford Marshall from the United States Coast Guard. This event helped students understand the diverse and rewarding career paths within the Coast Guard. “I originally joined for three reasons,” he explained, “I wanted to serve my country, I sought an exciting law enforcement career, and I wanted great benefits for my family and myself.” His decision to join the Coast Guard has shaped him into a strong leader and a well-rounded individual. Over his 12-plus years of service, Marshall has made lifelong friends…
Inspiring the Future: United States Coast Guard Assembly at Oakland Tech High School

Inspiring the Future: United States Coast Guard Assembly at Oakland Tech High School

Petty Officer Thumhart’s journey with the Coast Guard spans over a decade. Starting as a Yeoman and now serving as a recruiter, she reflects on the transformative nature of her service. “The Coast Guard has been more than just a job; it’s been a transformative force in my life,” she shared. Driven by the promise of higher education without financial burdens and the allure of global travel, Thumhart’s decision to join the Coast Guard has led to profound personal and professional growth. Petty Officer Second Class (E5) Natascha Thumhart of the United States Coast Guard recently visited Oakland Technical High…
Inspiring Future Leaders: Coast Guard officer shares career insights with Brunswick High School athletes 

Inspiring Future Leaders: Coast Guard officer shares career insights with Brunswick High School athletes 

In choosing the next steps of his career and life, Storekeeper 2nd Class Petty Officer Andrew Barile found that the U.S. Coast Guard was the best fit for his interests and expertise. “I found out that of all the branches, the Coast Guard is where I can utilize my skills regarding finance,” he said. “More importantly, I wanted to be part of something greater than myself. Our branch expands beyond military assignments, working alongside various private and public organizations involved in shipping ports, shipping containers, rescue, and safety to name a few.” Barile recently shared his experience in the Coast…
Building Futures: U.S. Coast Guard highlights educational and financial perks for Weber High School athle

Building Futures: U.S. Coast Guard highlights educational and financial perks for Weber High School athle

Weber High School in Pleasant View, Utah, recently welcomed two representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard to speak with student athletes about career development opportunities within the military after graduation. “The Coast Guard offers all the same great benefits as any other military branch,” Operations Specialist First Class Adam Knapper said. “Our missions primarily keep us domestic – the 50 states and American territories. Even four years of service gives you the GI bill, the four-year, full-ride scholarship. The difference with our branch is quality of life and leadership approach.” Machinery Technician Petty Officer First Class Michael Madden spoke about the strengthened working…
Unlocking Potential: Coast Guard visit empowers TC Roberson athletes to explore career options

Unlocking Potential: Coast Guard visit empowers TC Roberson athletes to explore career options

CSC Andrew Rupp has served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 19 years and has found that there are multiple paths people travel to reach a career in the Coast Guard. “I joined for direction in life and no immediate need to continue to college without a goal. I was drawn to the Coast Guard because of its unique mission of maritime safety, security, and stewardship,” Rupp said. “[But] personal experiences, family tradition, and a sense of duty can all play a role in someone’s decision to join the Coast Guard.” Rupp recently visited T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville,…
Greenwood Community High School athletes inspired by opportunities in the Coast Guard

Greenwood Community High School athletes inspired by opportunities in the Coast Guard

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and seeing other branch operations, Yeoman First Class Michael Clark believes that a career path in the U.S. Coast Guard is the best path. “In my opinion, the Coast Guard has the best quality of life with military benefits. We serve our community directly and protect the United States,” Clark said, emphasizing the lifesaving missions that the Coast Guard works in every day. Clark recently visited Greenwood Community High School in Greenwood, Ind., to talk to student athletes about the benefits and opportunities beyond graduation in the Coast Guard. “One…