Coast Guard to Promote First Female Chief Gunner’s Mate

CAPE MAY, N.J. – A ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May in the Harborview All-Hands Clubs at 1:30 p.m., to advance Petty Officer 1st Class Kristin Werner to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, making her the first female Chief Gunner’s Mate in Coast Guard history. While the gunner’s mate rating was formally established in 1797, women have...