Guardian of the Week: Admiral Thad Allen

We’re bringing you the Guardian of the Week a few days early in recognition of the change of command ceremony that saw Admiral Robert Papp succeed Admiral Thad Allen as Commandant of the Coast Guard earlier today. Much has been […]


Change of Command: Commandant of the Coast Guard

In a time-honored change of command ceremony presided over by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Robert J. Papp assumed command as the 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard. Admiral Papp’s relief of Admiral Thad Allen marks the conclusion […]


Admiral Robert Papp: 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Moments ago, Admiral Robert J. Papp assumed command of the United States Coast Guard in a change of command ceremony teeming with naval tradition. Upon relieving Admiral Thad Allen of his command, the new commandant wasted no time in sharing his vision […]


Change of Watch: Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

Earlier today, Admiral Thad Allen presided over the final change of watch ceremony preceding tomorrow’s Commandant Change of Command. During today’s change of watch, Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara relieved Vice Admiral David Pekoske as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard. […]


ADM Allen to stay on as NIC

There has been a lot of speculation over the past couple of weeks as to who would run the federal response to the BP Oil Spill once Admiral Allen is relieved as Commandant of the Coast Guard on Tuesday. Today, […]


Coast Guard commuters trade four wheels for two

Post written by Angela Hirsch, chief, Coast Guard Community Relations This Friday, Coast Guard Headquarters will join workplaces around the country to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. Even if your bicycle sports a banana seat and cards in the […]


Admiral Papp receives Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award

Post written by Commander Carla McCarthy, Naval War College Public Affairs NEWPORT, R.I. – Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., of the United States Coast Guard, accepted the 2010 Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award from the Naval War College (NWC) during a […]


Admiral Allen briefs President Obama on Deepwater Horizon operations

The following statement was issued by the White House last night after Admiral Allen briefed President Obama on the response to the explosion, fire and sinking of the oil rig platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast […]


World Bank recognizes Coast Guard diversity program

“Diversity is an operational necessity” – Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard The Coast Guard’s ongoing effort to better reflect American society with respect to diversity was the focus of the February issue of the World Bank‘s Office of […]


UPDATED: First Sentinel Class cutter named for CG hero Webber

Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, announced today the first of the Coast Guard’s new Sentinel class cutters will bear the name of enlisted hero Bernard  C. Webber. Following the commissioning of CGC Bernard C. Webber, all of […]


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