Commanding Cancer

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela J. Boehalnd Cmdr. Heather Kostecki is no stranger to disasters. Her 18-year Coast Guard career has been spent combating them. In the spring of 2010, she was a deputy incident commander for the largest oil spill in the nation’s history, the Deepwater Horizon spill. The same calm, take-charge attitude that helped lead the initial spill response allowed her take command...