Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz, superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, Chief Petty Officer Megan Sesma, harpist with the Coast Guard Band, Aidalis Mills, management and program analyst for the Coast Guard 9th District Planning and Force Readiness Branch, Ellen Engleman-Connors, deputy director of Coast Guard Governmental and Public Affairs, pose for a photo after Sesma and Mills received the Latina Style Meritorious Service Award at the Distinguished Military Awards Luncheon during the 10th Annual National Latina Symposium. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Donna Walker-Ross.

Bravo zulu, Aidalis Mills!

Recognized as a leader and humanitarian, this Hispanic woman is a shining example of what it means to volunteer, not just to Latina and Hispanic women but to everyone, regardless of gender or race. Aidalis Mills, the management and program analyst for the Coast Guard 9th District Planning and Force Readiness Branch, was awarded the LATINA Style Meritorious Service Award. She was recognized for duties performed in an outstanding manner, in which she promoted and enhanced the role of minorities, Hispanics and Latinos in the federal workforce and community.


Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz, superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, Chief Petty Officer Megan Sesma, harpist with the Coast Guard Band, Aidalis Mills, management and program analyst for the Coast Guard 9th District Planning and Force Readiness Branch, Ellen Engleman-Connors, deputy director of Coast Guard Governmental and Public Affairs, pose for a photo after Sesma and Mills received the Latina Style Meritorious Service Award at the Distinguished Military Awards Luncheon during the 10th Annual National Latina Symposium. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Donna Walker-Ross.

Bravo zulu, MUC Megan Sesma!

Chief Petty Officer Megan Sesma was a recipient of this year’s Latina Style Meritorious Service Award for her dedication to the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Band and how the Coast Guard’s core values are apparent in her work and her dedication to the Latino community.