YORKTOWN, Virginia — Lieutenant Prescott McPhee of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Training College’s International Maritime Officers Course (IMOC) on December 1, 2016, in Yorktown, Virginia.
The IMOC course — a 15 weeks long series of seminars, classes and field studies — provides professional military education to international maritime officers in areas of study, including maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, marine safety, command and operations, rule of law and disciplined military operations, crisis command and control, tactical operations training and leadership and management.
H.E. Dr. Eugene G. Newry, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States, was present during the graduation ceremony to present Lt. McPhee with his graduation certificate and to congratulate him on a noteworthy achievement. Ambassador Newry was accompanied to the ceremony by Ms. Krissy Hanna, Second Secretary, and Mr. John Delancey, Aide de Camp/Security Attaché of the Embassy of The Bahamas, in Washington, D.C.
Lieutenant Prescott McPhee of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force receives his graduation certificate after having completed a 15 weeks long International Maritime Officers Course at the U.S. Coast Guard Training College in Yorktown, Virginia. From left to right are Mr. Vadm Karl Schultz, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander; Lt. McPhee; and H.E. Dr. Eugene G. Newry, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of America.