WASHINGTON — The Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Karl Schultz, presided over a retirement ceremony for Captain Lucinda Cunningham, United States Coast Guard.
CAPT Cunningham, a distinguished North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) alumna, has influenced the lives and careers of countless members across our sea services and was the first African American woman to reach the rank of Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard.
When selected for her current rank, CAPT Cunningham became the highest ranking African American female officer in the United States Coast Guard and served as the Executive Assistant (EA) for CG-6, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4) & Information Technology and Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command (CGCYBERCOM) at USCG Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
While at CGCYBERCOM, Captain Cunningham (far left) participated in regional BDPA events with the United States Coast Guard, NSA, HBCUs, and several ICT industry mission partners.
The mission of CGCYBERCOM is to identify, protect against, and counter electromagnetic threats to the maritime interests of the United States, provide cyber capabilities that foster excellence in the execution of Coast Guard operations, support DHS Cyber missions, and serve as the Service Component Command to US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).
— Source, video, and photos: USCG and BDPA
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