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July 28, 2002 – Senior Chief Electrician's Mate Myron G. Dalmida, a Virgin Islander, has placed #1 for promotion to Master Chief Petty Officer.
Dalmida's latest career move assigns him to the Integrated Support Command Miami, Fla. He joined the Coast Guard in 1979 and has traveled to Mexico, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, islands in the Pacific, Kwajalein Island, and Guam.
He joins two other Virgin Islanders, Master Chief Petty Officer Marvin Wells and Chief Warrant Officer Alvin Dalmida Jr., in being #1 on their respective advancement lists, said a release. Coast Guard Cmdr. Austin Callwood said in his congratulations, "I feel like I'm in the twilight zone… This is just awesome: another Virgin Islander quietly pushing the envelope."
Senior Chief Dalmida is a 1978 graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School. All four of these Coast Guardsmen are relatives with roots on St. John.
When asked about skills that have served him best in his career, Myron Dalmida responded, "Most appealing to me is when I communicate with junior people that are having personal problems and their attitude and whole life change for the better … I have been very instrumental in mentoring many shipmates."
He summarized his status in the Coast Guard: "I came from humble beginnings so it was difficult in the beginning but later it became easier as the Coast Guard became more diversified. The Coast Guard has recognized my individual accomplishments and I believe most people I have worked with respect my accomplishments."
He recently completed a tour onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush Hawaii, as the Command Enlisted Advisor and the Chief Electrician for the ship's main propulsion and engineering plant. He was responsible for the maintenance of the ship's electrical power generation systems, lighting systems, electrical equipment and electrical appliances. As the Command Enlisted Advisor, his responsibilities included monitoring the health and well-being of all 150 enlisted personnel assigned to the ship.
Earlier assignments were CGC Basswood Guam; Integrated Support command, New Orleans, La.; Naval Engineering Support Unit, St. Louis, Mo.; USCG R&D Center Groton, Conn.; CGC Seneca Boston, Mass.; CG Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic, Governors Island, N.Y.; CGC Dependable Panama City Fla.; and CGC Ironwood Kodiak, Alaska.
His awards include three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, two Commandant's Letter of Commendations, seven Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, one Special Operations, two Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense, and a Coast Guard Sea Service with two bronze stars.
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