Monica Rochester says being in the Coast Guard is a calling

By: Start TV Staff     Posted: January 23, 2022, 11:57AM

Monica Rochester says growing up she always had a passion for public service and was first attracted to the Coast Guard because she was able to get out into the field and out from “behind the desk” almost immediately. She was only one of two women in the Coast Guard when she first enlisted. Most recently she served as the Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach commander. As a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, she was a Prevention Operations specialist with focus on commercial vessel safety and security, marine investigations, and waterways management. She also served in the US Department of Homeland Security as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense expert.

Rochester’s advice: Never give up and never take “no” for an answer:

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MichaelVerrengia 44 months ago
I work with Capt Rochester at Coast Guard Base LA/Long Beach. She is an excellent leader and a really neat person. She comes to work every day with a smile on her face and a positive attitude.
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