Adm. Paul F. Zukunft departs his change of command ceremony. Zukunft assumed command as the 25th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Paul F. Zukunft assumes command of U.S. Coast Guard

Moments ago, Adm. Paul F. Zukunft assumed command of the United States Coast Guard in a change of command ceremony teeming with naval tradition at Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. As the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard, Zukunft will lead the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security, comprised of 41,700 active duty, 7,800 reserve and 8,300 civilian personnel as well as 31,000 volunteer Coast Guard auxiliarists.


From seaman to commanding officer

From seaman to commanding officer

Success is defined differently for everybody, but for one Coast Guardsman – who started his enlistment as a young, untested seaman recruit and is now the commanding officer of a small-boat station – success was constructed by a goal he set for himself when he was only two years into his career.


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A time-honored tradition

With summer in full swing, Coast Guard cutters, sectors, air stations and support units are not only seeing new weather, but new faces. During the summer months, what is often known as transfer season, members across the service take on new roles and assignments. For many officers and senior enlisted their new units will mark the first time they will have the opportunity to command a Coast Guard unit. That responsibility begins with their participation in the time-honored tradition of the change of command.


Meet the new leadership team

This morning’s change of command marked the completion of the Coast Guard’s transition to a new leadership team which will guide the service over the next four years.  And, while much of the talk over the coming days and weeks […]


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: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Earlier today, Admiral Thad Allen presided over the second of three change of watch ceremonies that will culminate in the Commandant Change of Command ceremony as the Coast Guard bids welcome to a new leadership team. During today’s Change of […]


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, […]


Living the American dream: VADM Manson Brown

“My experience is that the Coast Guard is one of the best places in America for motivated individuals to succeed and achieve the American dream.” – Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown Earlier this week, Vice Admiral Manson Brown assumed his […]


Change of Watch: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force

On Saturday, Admiral Thad Allen presided over the first of three change of watch ceremonies that will culminate in the Commandant Change of Command ceremony as the Coast Guard bids welcome to a new leadership team. During Saturday’s Change of Watch, […]


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