Oct. 23, 2003 – On Nov. 1, U.S. Coast Guard Seaman Yeoman Claricia Gautier, a 1995 graduate of Central High School, will advance to Yeoman Petty Officer Third Class at the Coast Guard's Integrated Support Command (ISC) Miami Florida.
Claricia joined the Coast Guard in October of 2002 and is now an administrative assistant at the ISC. ISC Miami was created in 1996 from the merger of Base Miami Beach and some financial and administrative elements of the Seventh Coast Guard District staff.
Chief Warrant Officer Alvin Dalmida, also a Virgin Islander, said, "I have been monitoring the progress of Claricia and her husband Daniel since they both joined the Coast Guard and they are doing very well. Danielle, a prior military serviceman, joined the Coast Guard in February 2003 and was promoted in August … both of them receiving promotions within weeks of each other is just awesome.
"Both individuals are very competitive in advancing their career and educational opportunities in the Coast Guard," Dalmida continued.
The United States Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service and one of the nation's five armed services. Its mission is to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic interests — in the nation's ports and waterways, along the coast, on international waters, or in any maritime region as required to support national security.
Gautier's husband is a petty officer at Coast Guard Station Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (See also St. Croix couple both serving in the Coast Guard.) They have a son, Lionel. Claricia Gautier's parents are Conrad Prevost and Ghislainne Lazarre of St. Croix. Daniel Gautier's parents are Anne Forbes-Samuel and Henry Samuel of St. Croix.
Editor's note: Coast Guard Chief Warrant Office Alvin Dalmida Jr. writes about Virgin Islanders' activities in the U.S. Coast Guard.
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