Coast Guard Contemplations - Loretta Rietsema
The Coast Guard has existed in some form since 1790. Women have filled important roles in the organization throughout that time, but it is a relatively recent phenomenon for women to hold leadership positions. Loretta Rietsema was one of only a handful of women in her class at Officer Candidate School, but she thrived there and received a commission that was full of adventure.
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