Dr. Olivia J. Hooker smiles for the camera before a building dedication ceremony at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, March 12, 2015, renaming the sector’s galley in her honor. In February 1945, during World War II, Hooker became the first African-American female admitted into the United States Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Flockerzi)

Reserve General Messages Muster

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard Reserve members.

OSMS and You: Reserve Program Administrator

Reserve Program Administrators, RPAs, are specialists who fill an essential role in managing the Coast Guard Reserve Program. RPAs are Reserve officers on full-time active duty for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing and training members of the Reserve Component, RC.