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Vice Admiral Vivien Crea

Year Inducted: 
2010

Vice Adm. Vivien Crea is the most senior ranking woman in the history of the United States Coast Guard whose career consisted of the following firsts: First female Aircraft Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard; first female Military Aide to the President; first female to Command a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station; first female Executive Assistant to the Commandant of the Coast Guard; first female selected as Rear Admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard; first female appointed as Vice Admiral and first female of any Military Service to be appointed Second in Command of the military force. In addition, she is the first female to be awarded the Coast Guard's Ancient Albatross which honors the Coast Guard aviator on active duty who has held that designation for the longest time.

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