Today Sector Buffalo's Leadership and Diversity Advisory Council took the time to recognize the life of Puerto Rican born, Captain Henry Frederick Garcia who would later be known as Montegue Frederick Garfield. Capt Garcia was a trailblazer for minorities in the Coast Guard. In 1928, Capt Garcia became the first Hispanic-American commissioned officer in the Coast Guard. His story is a tale of perseverance in the face of adversity.
The mission of Sector Buffalo's LDAC is to build a positive and respectful work environment for all personnel, regardless of their similarities or differences. The LDAC is able to accomplish this through sharing the legacy of men and women who have had remarkable influences on our service and paved the way for diversity and inclusion within the ranks of the Coast Guard.