Florida Congresswoman Named to Coast Guard Academy’s Board of Visitors

U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was named to  Coast Guard Academy’s Board of Visitors this week.

“The board oversees morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs and academic methods at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The board is comprised of nine members of Congress and six members nominated by the president of the United States,” the congresswoman’s office noted.

“I’m honored and eager to work with the Academy’s Board of Visitors to ensure that Coast Guard Academy cadets are prepared for the rigors of service and successful return to civilian life,” said Mucarsel-Powell on Tuesday. “I am proud to represent a coastal district patrolled by a patriotic and dutiful Coast Guard that keeps our community and country safe. I am grateful to Chairman DeFazio for this prestigious appointment, in which I will be a strong advocate for the continued success of Coast Guard Academy cadets.”

“As chairman of the committee which oversees the U.S. Coast Guard, I was proud to appoint Congresswoman Mucarsel-Powell as my designee on the Coast Guard Academy Board of Visitors,” said U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., who leads the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “Our Coasties provide vital services to the Nation, here at home and around the world. As the member of Congress representing Florida’s 26th District, which includes Coast Guard Sector Key West and Air Station Miami that conduct vital drug interdiction and search and rescue operations, Congresswoman Mucarsel-Powell understands and sees every day the critical contributions of the U.S. Coast Guard to the safety and welfare of all citizens in South Florida. Her participation on the Board is well-deserved and will benefit the Coast Guard Academy in its important work to produce future generations of outstanding Coast Guard officers and leaders.”

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, and produces around 200 graduates each year who are commissioned as Coast Guard officers.

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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