Coast Guard makes history with first female Gunner’s Mate Master Chief

Coast Guard makes history with first female Gunner’s Mate Master Chief
Master Chief Petty Officer Laurie A. Kennedy is pinned by her family members July 21, 2020 during a ceremony at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. Kennedy is the first female to earn the title of master chief in the gunner’s mate rating and is slated to be the rating force master chief. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Cross) BALTIMORE — The gunner’s mate rating in the...