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Vivien S. Crea

Place of Birth: South Korea, Seoul
Home of record: Virginia

Vivian Crea was commissioned an Ensign in the Coast Guard Reserve upon graduation from Officer Candidate School at Yorktown, Virginia in December, 1973. She made history in 2006 when the Senate confirmed her to become the first woman in service to achieve the rank of Vice Admiral. She served from 2006 to 2009 as the 25th Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, becoming the first woman to hold that office. She retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral in 2009.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Vivien S. Crea, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, culminating as Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 2006 to 2009. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Vice Admiral Crea culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of her country and her dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon herself and the United States Coast Guard.

Action Date: 2006 - 2009

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Defense Superior Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Vivien S. Crea, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal for exceptionally superior service to the Department of Defense.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Vivien S. Crea, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Vivien S. Crea, United States Coast Guard, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Vivien S. Crea, United States Coast Guard, was awarded a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Vivien S. Crea, United States Coast Guard, was awarded a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral