First African American Warrant Officer Naval Engineer

Interview with Chief Warrant Officer Apple Prior, from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell, about her role as the first Female African American Chief Warrant Officer Naval Engineer in the Coast Guard. (Coast Guard video by Petty Officer Jonathan R. Cilley)

Best Statement: “You’re working toward cohesiveness. If you don’t have that, then you’re not going to last long in the Guard. And I’m not going to let you last in my Guard either.

Although I wasn’t an engineer, I would have been proud to serve with her.


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