LTJG Mary E. Leon: Breaking Through to Victory
December 13, 2018
United States Coast Guard Academy graduate and national boxing champion LTJG Mary E. Leon knew in high school that she wanted to be a member of the United States Coast Guard. Leon graduated in 2015 and served her first tour on the USCGC Mackinaw, a 240-foot ice breaker in Michigan. The Coast Guard’s ice-breaking mission is “to facilitate safe marine commerce in icy waters and to protect communities in emergency situations.” Leon served as student engineer and leader of the damage control division, which oversees the operation and maintenance of all damage control equipment. She was also in charge of damage control protocol in the event of a fire or flood. Leon’s current tour is in Admissions at the Coast Guard Academy.
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