Dianne Shaira Basuel (U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2021)
Bravo Zulu to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Cadets Dianne Shaira Basuel and Daisy Anne Atayan, the first female PCG cadets to graduate from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy! Cadets Basuel and Atayan will graduate along with Eric Joseph Noble and Genison Basilio as part of the Philippine Coast Guard Cadetship Program.
The Philippine Coast Guard started sending cadets to the USCGA in 2015 to train and learn with U.S. Coast Guard professionals, in preparation for the establishment of a first-class Cadet Corps in the Philippines.
This will be a precursor to the establishment of the PCG Academy in the near future.
The PCG discovered DIANNE SHAIRA BASUEL, and together with Daisy Anne Atayan, they became the first female PCG-sponsored cadets under the PCG Cadetship Program.
“The encouragement, dedication, and support of everyone I met here at the USCGA molded me to be a leader of character who exemplifies the Coast Guard’s core values,” Basuel shared.
To the PCG, thank you for believing in me. It was an honor to be part of our history as one of the first female PCG-sponsored cadets in the Academy. Your confidence and trust in me motivated me to perform my duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability. I am looking forward to being at the Coast Guard service,” Basuel expressed.
On 19 May 2021, Basuel, together with her fellow PCG-sponsored cadets, Daisy Anne Atayan, Eric Joseph Noble, and Genison Basilio, will formally graduate from the Academy.
Their commencement exercises will be graced by none other than U.S. President Joe Biden.