U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Cari Thomas (Cohort X), currently serving as commander of District 14 based in Hawaii, was recently profiled by MidWeek Oahu:
Rear Adm. Cari Thomas is one of these rare female executives. Just the second woman commander of Coast Guard District 14 — an area that covers 12.2 million square miles and stretches from Hawaii to the Indian Ocean, and from the South Pole to Alaska — it took her 10 years before she was comfortable being a female officer.
“It hasn’t been easy,” admits the 52-year-old Coast Guard Academy graduate. “There were people along the way who didn’t have respect for women, or didn’t understand I was looking for an opportunity to do a good job.” Read more…
We enjoyed having Thomas as part of Cohort X and are delighted (and not surprised) by her continued meta-leadership success.