Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provides testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on March 12, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp testifies on Coast Guard budget request

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.


Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft addresses the crew of the Coast Guard Communication Station in Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 22, 2014. Zukunft, commander Coast Guard Pacific Area, along with Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander Coast Guard 17th District, recognized members of the COMMSTA for their hard work and volunteerism throughout Kodiak before discussing the Coast Guard state of affairs, current and future plans. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings.

President Obama intends to nominate Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

Moments ago, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced President Obama’s intent to nominate Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, currently Pacific Area commander, to be the next commandant of the United States Coast Guard in an all hands email to DHS personnel.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp speaks at the 2014 State of the Coast Guard Address in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

This is Our Way

“Our Way” is proficiency in craft, proficiency in leadership, and disciplined initiative. You will see it among our heroes from that long blue line of Coast Guard men and women who have served our country almost since its inception. You also see it everywhere today, embodied by several special guests who joined me for the Address from throughout our Service. Indeed, important things like proficiency remain the same, despite change.


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Candid words to future leaders of the fleet

Earlier this week at the United States Coast Guard Academy, hundreds of cadets funneled from the bitter January cold into Leamy Hall to hear a personal address from Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. The Commandant delivers an annual leadership address to the entire Corps of Cadets at the beginning of each spring semester. This year, as the cadets settled into their seats, Adm. Papp made his way to the stage and informed them that tonight would be a little bit different.


U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow drifts by an ice berg during an Arctic patrol. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

Adm. Papp encourages international community to adopt Polar Code

Written by Christopher Lagan. In an address to the general assembly of the International Maritime Organization, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp encouraged the IMO to address the pressing issues facing the international shipping community, including the Arctic, piracy and […]


Signalmen 1st Class Harry Nelson and Carpenter's Mate 3rd Class Jim Kitchen salute the national ensign during a Pearl Harbor Day ceremony aboard the retired Coast Guard Cutter Taney in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 7, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Remember the Taney

Each year, as veterans groups and public officials participate in events marking the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and America’s official entry into World War II, Coast Guardsmen past and present gather to remember those lost that day and to celebrate the resilience of our nation in the form of the one U.S. warship that did survive the attack, Coast Guard Cutter Taney.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp (left) meets with NAVCENT Commander Vice Adm. John Miller (center) and Deputy NAVCENT Commander Rear Adm. James Loeblein in Manama, Bahrain, Nov. 20, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

Adm. Papp’s Arabian Gulf visit highlights maritime governance

Commandant of the Coast Guard Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp recently visited the Kingdom of Bahrain for an annual visit to Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia and to meet with key maritime partners.


Petty Officer 3rd Class Emmanuel Atilano talks to President Barack Obama on the phone Thanksgiving morning. Obama called two Coast Guardsmen deployed to thank them for their service. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guardsmen get holiday call from President Obama

It’s not every day a Coast Guardsman gets a call from the President, but today two members can say they did. President Obama called 10 members of the armed forces to thank them for their service to our nation and wish them a happy Thanksgiving.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp meets with Mr. Barry Woods, Chairman Crosshaven Lifeboat Station (right), aboard a lifeboat manned by members of the Crosshaven Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Ireland, Nov. 18, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

Adm.Papp visits Emerald Isle partners

Ireland has a coast guard with a more focused mission, search and rescue. Their singular-mission focus has helped foster improved maritime safety and the Commandant saw several examples during his visit with the Irish Coast Guard.


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In defense of his country

“By his outstanding leadership, expert planning, and dauntless devotion to duty, he and his courageous comrades undoubtedly saved the lives of many who otherwise would have perished. He gallantly gave up his life in defense of his country.” So ends the Medal of Honor citation for Signalman 1st Class Douglas A. Munro, the only member of the nation’s oldest continuous sea-going service to be awarded America’s highest military honor. Today the Coast Guard paid tribute to this legendary hero, designating its new headquarters the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building.


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