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Dec. 28, 2003 – U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Alvin Dalmida Jr. is among several warrant officers approved for promotion to the rank of lieutenant.
The Secretary of Homeland Security has approved the report from the selection board convened in October, which recommended chief warrant officers for temporary appointment in the grade of lieutenant in several occupational fields.
Dalmida was among the top five candidates in the electronics field selected for promotion. He anticipates his appointment between May and September 2004.
Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen Rochon wrote, "This is fantastic news! Congratulations! It is amazing that my wife, Shirley, and I were talking about Warrant Officer Dalmida after we left him at the National Naval Officers Association Christmas party … I commented to her that I wondered if he had applied for the CWO-to-LT program, because we certainly thought he is a perfect fit. I cannot wait to tell her that it will soon be a reality. My wife and I send our warmest congratulations for an opportunity so deserving."
In addition, Dalmida is a team leader and member of the 2003 Raising Coast Guard Visibility in the U.S. Virgin Island Program. A familiar face in his native islands, he volunteers his off-duty time to travel throughout the Virgin Islands educating the public and identifying candidates for potential enlistment and appointment opportunities in the Coast Guard.
Dalmida is a graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School on St. Thomas.

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