Senator Collins Meets with Maine U.S. Coast Guard Reservist from Winterport

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Lieutenant Commander Kate Grossman, a U.S. Coast Guard Reservist from Winterport, Maine, in her Washington, D.C., office.  LCDR Grossman was visiting our nation’s capital to attend the Reserve Component National Security Course (RCNSC).


“Throughout history, the reserve components of our military have played a vital role in keeping our country safe, especially during recovery efforts following natural disasters,” said Senator Collins.  “I was delighted to meet with LCDR Grossman and thank her for her commitment to our country.”


RCNSC is a two-week seminar offered to senior officers and non-commissioned officers of the U.S. Reserve Components, allied officers, and select interagency civilians and industry fellows working in national security.  


In December, Senator Collins successfully urged the White House to ensure that Coast Guard members received pay for their pre-shutdown work when an anomaly in the pay system put their paychecks at risk.  As the shutdown continued into January, Senator Collins worked to mitigate the impacts on members of the Coast Guard and other affected government agencies.