Coast Guard to Graduate Inaugural Class of Intelligence Specialists

YORKTOWN, Va. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown will graduate the first class of Intelligence Specialist (IS) petty officers in a ceremony on the parade field, Friday May 16, at 1 p.m

Rear Adm. Daniel May, Director of Coast Guard Reserve and Training, will preside over the ceremony. Additional remarks will be made by Rear Adm. Cynthia Coogan, Coast Guard Deputy Director of Intelligence and Criminal Investigations, and Capt. Anne Ewalt, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown.
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen formally approved the creation of the Intelligence Specialist enlisted rating in November 2006. The Intelligence Specialist enlisted rating officially stood up on January 1, 2008, there are 11 Intelligence Specialists in this first graduating class.

The United States Coast Guard became a member of the Intelligence Community in December of 2001, joining 15 other agencies, services, bureaus, and other organizations within the executive branch that play a role in the business of national intelligence.

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