Young Jamaican origin, ranking Lieutenant U.S. Coast Guard, Jeanine is the first black American who has distinguished herself by becoming a pilot in the prestigious civil security unit of United States Coast Guard . which made her the first African-American civil pilot in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. She joined the Coast Guard in 2003 after its accreditation Coast Guard Officer Candidate School .
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter lands on an ice sheet near Nome, Alaska, Jan. 18, 2012. The helicopter and crew traveled with the USCGC Healy as it escorted the Russian tanker Renda across the Bering Sea to deliver fuel to Nome, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, a National Security Cutter, makers her maiden arrival Charleston, S.C., Nov. 24, 2014. Hamilton is the first NSC to be stationed on the East Coast since the new class of cutters was established. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann)