Oct. 3, 2004 – U.S. Coast Guard Reservist Lt. Catherine "Cathy" Prince, has advanced to the rank of lieutenant commander. She is assigned to the regional inspection office in Christiansted, St. Croix.
After service in the U.S. Navy and in the Navy Reserve, Prince in 1991 joined the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and attended the Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination School at Yorktown, Va.
Prince serves proudly and joins her two brothers who attained the ranks as lieutenant commanders in the Navy.
The members of the St. Croix office promote safety, protect natural resources, facilitate the flow of commerce, insure maritime security, and evaluate and license Merchant Mariners to serve on U.S. flag vessels.
Additionally, Prince is a team member of the "Raising Coast Guard Visibility in the U.S. Virgin Island Program:" She volunteers her off-duty time to travel throughout the islands educating the public and identifying candidates for potential enlistment and appointment opportunities in the Coast Guard. She takes volunteers her time seriously and has been instrumental in the delivery of more than a hundred computer systems to schools on St. Croix, Lt. Alvin Dalmida Jr. said. These systems were classed surplus by the Coast Guard and were reconditioned and made available for educational use for St. Croix students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
For earlier details of her Coast Guard activity, see St. Croix Source "People" article, Crucian Cathy Prince serves with Coast Guard.
Editor's note: Coast Guard Lt. Alvin Dalmida Jr. provided this article to the Source.
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