Rising Tide #102 – Coast Guard Admiral Sugimoto Protects the Blue

In this episode of Rising Tide, David speaks with Coast Guard Rear Admiral Andy Sugimoto. He commands the 11th District that stretches from the California Oregon border to the waters off Peru, also Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and a bit of Wyoming. A 39-year veteran of the service David wrote about in my book, ‘Rescue Warriors’, he’s done 12 years at sea, worked as a judge advocate general, and coordinated U.S. intelligence with the CIA and others. We’ll talk about the many missions that take place in his area of responsibility including, of course, Search And Rescue. Also, the answer is yes, he did keep that promise he made to his Mom when he was 5.

Rising Tide, the Ocean Podcast, is a compelling platform that delves into the vast realms of ocean and climate science, conservation, and exploration featuring experts, scientists, mariners and explorers. Each half hour episode navigates through insightful discussions on marine life, and the critical issues affecting our seas. Informative, educational and humorous it is a valuable resource for anyone passionate about understanding and preserving our ocean world.

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