2017-06-07 / Front Page

Beasley


ENS Katherine N. Beasley, daughter of Robert and Karen Beasley of Millen and Voluntown CT, is shown receiving her commission into the U.S. Coast Guard from President Donald J. Trump on May 17th. 
(Photo contributed) ENS Katherine N. Beasley, daughter of Robert and Karen Beasley of Millen and Voluntown CT, is shown receiving her commission into the U.S. Coast Guard from President Donald J. Trump on May 17th. (Photo contributed) On Wednesday, May 17, President and Commander in Chief Donald J. Trump presented 195 new Ensigns with their commissions in the Coast Guard at the 136th Commencement of the US Coast Guard Academy. Among the new Ensigns is Katherine Anne Beasley, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and her commission as an ensign.

ENS Beasley is the daughter of Robert and Karen Beasley of Millen and Voluntown, CT, and a graduate of Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, CT. She is also the granddaughter of the late Nat and Mary Frances Beasley of Millen. Katherine will be serving as an engineer on the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, home ported in Boston, MA.

The Coast Guard Academy offers a four-year educational program designed to provide cadets the knowledge and experience essential to become leaders of character. Cadets are required to devote themselves to an honor concept and after graduation go directly into positions of leadership in service to others.

On an average day, the U.S. Coast Guard conducts 45 search and rescue cases; saves 10 lives; saves over $1.2M in property; conducts 57 waterborne patrols of critical maritime infrastructure; screens 360 merchant vessels for potential security threats prior to arrival in U.S. ports; conducts 14 fisheries conservation boardings; investigates 35 pollution incidents; and facilitates movement of $8.7B worth of goods and commodities through the Nation’s Maritime Transportation System.

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