Seattle-based Coast Guard to establish ANSO Chapter

13th Coast Guard District News
SEATTLE – The Rear Adm. Ronald J. Rábago Seattle Chapter of the Association of Naval Service Officers (ANSO) will be formally established, Thursday, during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle’s Bear Room at 9 a.m.

Rear Adm. Rábago will be in attendance for the establishment ceremony.

ANSO’s mission is to assist the sea service chief’s efforts in Hispanic workforce recruitment and retention by: (1) fostering the personal growth and professional development of officers, enlisted, and civilians; (2) providing mentorship, networking, training, and education opportunities; and (3) engaging the Hispanic communities through outreach initiatives.

The Seattle Chapter is named after Rear Adm. Rábago, a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, who is currently serving as the Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics. As the Coast Guard’s Chief Engineer, he is responsible for all naval, civil, aeronautical, and industrial engineering, logistics, and environmental and energy management programs for the Coast Guard’s $22 billion capital plant which includes 23,000 facilities, 250 ships, 1,800 boats, and 200 aircraft. Additionally, he is responsible for executing an annual budget of $1 billion, and leads more than 5,000 personnel at Coast Guard Headquarters and the three Coast Guard Logistics Centers: the Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, N.C.; the Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center in Norfolk, Va.; and the Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore, Md.

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