CNMI Legislature recognizes Coast Guard Officer

by LT Jonathan Girot
USCG Sector Guam

SAIPAN, CNMI — Captain Christopher Chase, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Guam, accepted a Joint Resolution from the CNMI Legislature on Saipan on behalf of Lieutenant Christine Torres Igisomar, currently earning a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, as part of the Coast Guard’s Advanced Education program. The recognition took place at the Honorable Jesus P. Mafnas Memorial Building, Capitol Hill on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

The Resolution, authored by Representative Ivan Blanco, recognized Lieutenant Christine Torres Igisomar for her efforts in recruiting in the CNMI. After the closure of the Coast Guard’s recruiting office in Guam in 2012, only one person from the CNMI joined the Coast Guard. She led two teams in September 2017 and May 2018, and a result, five have enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, one is currently part of the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI), and four have applied to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s class of 2023.

LT Christine Torres Igisomar, a native of Saipan, was the first female from the CNMI to graduate from any U.S. Service Academy, and the first woman to be commissioned an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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