Manuel Tubella
In 1958, Filipino American Manuel Tubella became the first Asian American and second minority Coast Guardsman to become an aviator in the Coast Guard. He transferred from the Marine Corps and received a commission as a LTJG in the Coast Guard Reserves. He would later become the first Asian-American officer at every rank from full lieutenant up to captain.

Photo by: USCG Historian's Office & Dr. Bill Thiesen |  VIRIN: 230511-G-G0000-123.JPG