Coast Guard Advances First Female Chief Damage Controlman

Mary Cunningham, of Syracuse, N.Y., is advanced to become the Coast Guard's first woman Chief Damage Controlman in a ceremony at the Integrated Support Command here, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Mary Cunningham, of Syracuse, N.Y., is advanced to become the Coast Guard’s first woman Chief Damage Controlman in a ceremony at the Integrated Support Command here, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.Pinning on the chief petty officer’s new rank insignia are Master Chief Damage Contolman Amritt Villa and her husband, Air Force Master Sgt. Willie Lee Cunningham, Jr.

Damage controlmen are the Coast Guard’s maintenance and emergency repair specialists.

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  1. Kandra Lopez says:

    I’m extremely proud of DCC Cunnigham! She took me under her wing when we were stationed on the the CGC Northland and we’ve been friends ever since. She’s a great role model, sister, and best friend and i’m honored to have known a wonderful person like her . And i hope to be at least half the person she is today when i grow up! Again, congratulations on being the first female DCC:~)