Ensign Alison Gates of Kansas City North will graduate May 20, from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. She will be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Gates completed four years of academic, physical and leadership training, resulting in a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in marine and environmental sciences. Following graduation, Gates has been assigned to United States Coast Guard Cutter Confidence in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Gates is a graduate of Liberty North High School and the daughter of Bob and Karen Gates.