A U.S. Coast Guard Mobile Training Team conducted an intensive two-week Advanced Boarding Officer course on Majuro for Marshallese maritime law enforcement officers. During a closing ceremony at the RMI Sea Patrol Headquarters on September 27th, Ambassador Thomas Armbruster and RMI Acting President Tony deBrum presented certificates to the Marshallese graduates and thanked the Coast Guard team for their hard work and for significantly enhancing RMI’s law enforcement and fisheries conservation capacity.
The training team from Yorktown, Virginia included LT Alberto Martinez (Team Leader), LTJG Christopher Salinas, MECS Anthony Hord, and ME2 Lewis Pyrtle. Participating agencies included the RMI Sea Patrol, the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority, the RMI Ministry of Transportation, the College of the Marshall Islands, and the RMI Environmental Protection Authority.
This is the fifth year in a row the U.S. Coast Guard has conducted training on Majuro thanks to funding provided to the embassy by the U.S. State Department’s International Military Education and Training program.