Adm. Bob Papp, 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard, delivers his first State of the Coast Guard Address at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., on February 10, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Bob Papp delivers State of the Coast Guard address

Earlier today, Admiral Bob Papp, 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard, delivered his first state of the Coast Guard speech at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. During his speech, Papp painted a determined picture of the state of […]


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President Obama wishes Coast Guard happy birthday

Today is a special day for our nation. As the Coast Guard celebrates its birthday, so does the President of the United States, Barack Obama. The President honored the Coast Guard men and women stationed across the Gulf Coast, the […]


Commandant’s Coast Guard Day Message

Shipmates, today, as it is our custom, we celebrate on the 4th day of August, the anniversary of the establishment of our Service. The creation of the Revenue Cutter Service closely followed the birth of our Nation. Two hundred and twenty years ago today, or only fourteen years after the date of the Declaration of Independence, President George Washington signed an act of the First Congress providing for the creation of the Revenue Cutter Service.


ADM Papp defines guiding principles

Last night, Admiral Papp laid out the principles by which he will guide the Coast Guard over the next four years in an all hands e-mail following up on themes he presented in his change of command address earlier this […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Senate considers nomination of VADM Papp as 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Earlier today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation heard testimony from Vice Admiral Robert J. Papp, President Obama’s nominee to be the 24th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. The Committee is expected to vote on Papp’s nomination on […]


UPDATE: President Obama intends to nominate and appoint VADM Papp as the 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Moments ago, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced President Obama’s intent to nominate and appoint Vice Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. to be the next Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Upon Senate confirmation, VADM Papp, who currently […]