Brenton Cain, commander of the SVG Coast Guard Service. (iWN photo)

Commander Brenton Cain will celebrate, on Tuesday, 35 years in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard Service.

Cain who was enlisted on Feb. 2, 1986, has amassed vast experience, knowledge and expertise in navigation, seamanship and leadership over his long and distinguished career.

He has attended some of the most prestigious naval colleges and schools including the US Coast Guard Officer School, the Canadian Coast Guard College, National Defence University in the United States, the US National Defence University, Argentina, and at the World Maritime Organization in Japan.

Over the years, also received training in basic seamanship, international maritime law, pollution counter-measures, maritime pollution, oil spill, governance, leadership, port security, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Security Module and many more.

Cain was an instructor at the Regional Security System (RSS) Maritime Training Unit in Antigua and Barbuda; Commander of SVG Coast Guard cutters George Mc Intosh and Captain Hugh Mulzac and is the current Head of the Designated Authority for Port Security in SVG

He was appointed to the post of Commander of SVG Coast Guard in 2007.

He holds a Master’s Degree in national security and strategic studies from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, Jamaica

“Commissioner of Police, Colin John and members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) and SVG Coast Guard Service extend congratulations to Commander Brenton Cain on his achievement and stalwart service to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Coast Guard as a whole,’ a police press statement said.