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Coast Guard to Commission Cutter Named After First African-American Female Master Chief Petty Officer

A commissioning ceremony will be held at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J., on Saturday for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan (WPC 1134), which is named after the first African-American female Master Chief Petty Officer.

McShan served over two decades with great devotion and is remembered as an exemplary leader and professional. She inspired the many she trained, and has been described as a positive, kind and motivational person.

McShan was a stellar performer, mentor teacher, and inspirational leader. She passed away from cancer on Dec. 29, 2000, at age 39, two months after being promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer.

The Master Chief Angela M. McShan Inspirational Leadership Award was established in her memory.

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