A message from CWOA National Secretary
by Rodney Clark
A message from the Executive Director
by Michael Little
Hi! My name is Jackson Bouler, I am a third year at Union College. I am a history major with a minor in law and humanities, and political science. I have aspirations in the legal field as well.
Hello, I am currently a student at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, where I am pursuing a dual major Bachelor of Arts degree in Government with focus in Foreign Affairs and History. Additionally, I am expanding my skillset by minoring in Criminal Justice. I also hold an Associate of Arts and Sciences
degree in Criminal Justice from Patrick and Henry Community College. Moreover, I have had the privilege of gaining valuable work experience as a research assistant and board member at The Langhorne House, where I actively contributed to various research projects and public outreach.
Hello, I'm Oliver Luong, a second-year student at the University of California, San Diego, majoring in political science with a focus on data analytics. In the future, I hope to specialize in technology law, exploring the intersection between corporations and financial technology.
This internship presents a valuable opportunity for me to gain a deeper understanding of the legislative process and I hope to learn more about effective advocacy within our legislative system. I am excited to embark on this educational journey!
Hello! My name is Jesibell Espejo, I’m an undergraduate student at the University of Connecticut pursuing a degree in Political Science with a dual minor in Human Rights and Anthropology of Global Health.
My academic journey has been shaped by a strong commitment to advocacy and welfare policy. Through in-depth studies in Political Science, I have gained a comprehensive understanding of governance structures, policies, and their impact on communities. This foundation has equipped me with a unique perspective on the intersection of policy, culture, and welfare on a global scale. More specifically, I’m interested in studying and working with housing inequalities, and food insecurities within the United States. Growing up in New York I was surrounded by all of these problems, and seeing all of this from such a young age has motivated me to pursue a career in advocacy and public policy.
As for the CWOA, I’m very excited to further educate myself on the issues at hand when it comes to the welfare and needs of the United States Coast Guard's former and current officers, as well as bring my knowledge and skills to your organization, advocate on your behalf, help bring your issues to the forefront and help your voices be heard.
The House of Representatives has elected a new Speaker, potentially improving the prospects of passing funding bills before the November 17 deadline to prevent a government shutdown, with the Coast Guard Authorization Act being one of the key funding components likely to pass smoothly, while the National Defense Authorization Act faces more complications due to numerous amendments and disagreements.
A message from the CWOA Secretary
by Rodney Clark
On October 16th the CWOA National President issued the following email:
By: Michael Joseph Little, Executive Director
Members of the Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association, USCG, are urged to take immediate action as they champion crucial legislation to safeguard the pay of Coast Guard personnel amid looming government shutdown threats.
Register today for the 2023 CWOA 2nd Quarter Meeting to be held in San Juan, PR.
Class 09-23 of the Chief Warrant Officers Professional Development Course had an eventful and enriching experience that included paper writing, oral presentation planning, and a visit to the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, with a heartfelt thank you to their instructors, mentors, and guests for their support. This diverse class engaged in a week of virtual activities, including impromptu speeches, ethics discussions, and even a fun game of Jeopardy, before heading to the Academy for resident week, which included history presentations and discussions on improving the Coast Guard.
Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Class 08-23 was a transformative experience that not only equipped us with vital skills and knowledge for success in the U.S. Coast Guard but also fostered strong camaraderie among classmates. Guided by dedicated mentors, the program prepared us to become future military leaders, ready to serve our Enlisted and Command with excellence.
The views expressed in the articles in this publication are solely those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organizations for which they work, CWOAUSCG, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, or the U.S. government.