NPLI Alum RADM Cari Thomas Profiled

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Cari Thomas (Cohort X), currently serving as commander of District carithomas14 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.