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First Marshallese Citizen Graduates from Coast Guard Academy



On Wednesday (May 18, 2011), Jefferson Bobo became the first Marshallese citizen to graduate from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  Cadet Bobo was sworn in by Marshall Islands President Jurelang Zedkaia and will return to Ebeye on May 24.  After spending two weeks on Kwajalein Atoll, he will come to Majuro and begin his employment with the government. The full graduation ceremony can be found on C-SPAN;  Bobo is sworn in at about the 54 minute mark. Bobo receives his commission at the 1 hour and 10 minute mark.
 Cadet First Class Jefferson Bobo
Cadet First Class Jefferson Bobo from the Marshall Islands receives his oath of office from President Zedkaia at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation attended by President Barack Obama.
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)