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Belize Coast Guard appoints first female Vice Commandant

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020. 5:01 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Lieutenant Commander, Alma Pinelo, has made history by being appointed the Belize Coast Guard’s first female Vice Commandant.

Pinelo takes over from Commander Gregory Soberanis who assumes command as Acting Commandant.

Soberanis is acting commandant as Captain Elton Bennett is away studying in the United Kingdom.

In 2019, Lieutenant Commander Alma was the first Belizean and the first female to receive the prestigious Honour Graduate Award.

Неr nаmе аnd соuntrу were еnѕhrіnеd іntо thе Ноnоur Grаduаtеѕ Наll оf Fаmе at thе Іntеrnаtіоnаl Маrіtіmе Оffісеrѕ Ѕсhооl.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to be acting vice commandant. This is an exciting time for all of us at BCG to continue in Capt Bennett’s vision for the Coast Guard. Throughout my career I have worked with CDR Soberanis and I am ready to continue working hand in hand in our new posts,” Pinelo told BBN of her new appointment.


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