Coast Guard Academy holds Corps of Cadets Regimental Review

Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. take part in the third Regimental Review of the fall semester, Sept. 22, 2017. Guest-reviewer is Curt Odom, Coast Guard Director of Civilian Human Resources, Diversity and Leadership services. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin

Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. take part in a Regimental Review, Sept. 22, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin

NEW LONDON, Connecticut – The Coast Guard Academy held a Corps of Cadets Regimental Review, Friday, at the Academy parade field.

The guest-reviewing official for this review was Curt Odom, the Coast Guard Director of Civilian Human Resources, Diversity and Leadership Services.

Regimental Reviews are one of the oldest cadet traditions. Demonstrating pride in military heritage, each fall and spring the Corps of Cadets drill on the parade ground.

For every review, the Academy hosts a guest reviewer who walks the parade field with the Corps of Cadets regimental staff commanding officer.

Odom is a 1977 Academy graduate and member of the Academy Board of Trustees, he will retire later this month.

Odom retired from active duty with the Coast Guard at the rank of captain. He had various assignments throughout his career including, executive officer, Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, New Jersey and Coast Guard Support Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

His Coast Guard Headquarters assignments include Chief, Office of Leadership and Diversity, Reserve and Training Directorate and Ethnic Policy Advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard as a member of the Diversity Management Staff.

Odom also completed a ten-month fellowship with the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group before assuming command of the Coast Guard’s only Recruit Training Center, Training Center Cape May, New Jersey. With a staff of over 500 military and civilian personnel, Training Center Cape May graduated approximately 5,000 military members each year that are assigned to Coast Guard units all over the world. He is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Board of Trustees.

Odom is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government. He also has a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

His personal awards include two Legions of Merit and two Meritorious Service Medals.

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