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  • The Polar Star is one of two existing U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers capable of operating in heavy polar ice, photo by U.S. Coast Guard

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    The United States Needs More Polar Icebreakers

    Dec 8, 2020

    Icebreaking is important for maintaining polar presence amid increasing global interest in the Arctic and Antarctic. Only two U.S. cutters are capable of operating in heavy polar ice, and both have limited life spans. What should the Coast Guard consider as it builds new icebreakers?

  • Members of a U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School class and an NOAA Basic Officer Training Course class at a graduation ceremony May 9, 2017, photo by PO3 Nicole Barger/U.S. Coast Guard

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    How the U.S. Coast Guard Could Increase Its Diversity

    Aug 11, 2021

    Women and racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the United States Coast Guard, especially in higher ranks and senior leadership. Changes are needed across the personnel lifecycle, from recruiting to career development, advancement and promotions, retention, and climate.

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    Abbie Tingstad

    Codirector, Climate Resilience Center, Senior Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in geography, University of California, Los Angeles; M.Sc. in environmental geomorphology, University of Oxford; B.S. in mathematics, MIT

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    Brendan Toland

    Associate Director, Navy and Marine Forces Center; Senior Operations Researcher
    Education M.S. in systems engineering, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in mathematics, Allegheny College

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    Anna Jean Wirth

    Associate Director, Resource Management Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.S. in chemistry, College of William and Mary

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    People

    Dulani Woods

    Codirector, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis; Data Scientist
    Education M.S. in agricultural economics, Purdue University; B.S. in naval architecture and marine engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy; B.S. in mechanical engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

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