Written by Cmdr. Rick Wester. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Homeland Security Subcommittee, yesterday on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget. The Commandant led his opening statement with a strong statement reaffirming [...]
The start of the spring semester began this week at the United States Coast Guard Academy, and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp traveled to the New London, Conn.-based institution to continue the tradition of delivering a leadership address to the corps of cadets.
UPDATED with additional text from address. Earlier today, Adm. Bob Papp, 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard, delivered his second State of the Coast Guard address at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif. During his speech, Papp described the Coast [...]
Update: A statement issued after the ceremony by Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute has been added in paragraph four. Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. [...]
Beginning today, the policy governing the service of gay and lesbian members – commonly referred to as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – has been repealed. Now implemented, the repeal allows gay and lesbian Americans to serve openly in the military. [...]
The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. As Hurricane Irene strikes the eastern seaboard this weekend, your Coast Guard is already responding to help those in need. We remain [...]
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee about the Coast Guard’s fiscal year 2012 budget today. During the hearing, Adm. Papp provided an oral [...]
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to see first-hand many areas devastated by Mississippi River flooding. I also got to see Coast Guard men and women in action, engaging their unique skills, authorities and capabilities to protect people who have been impacted by these rising waters. It was reminiscent of last summer when I began my term and we were embroiled in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup.
United States Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp expressed his sympathy for Japanese losses as a result of the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and hands a personal letter to Japan Coast Guard Cmdr. Akira Sambai at Coast Guard Headquarters [...]
Posted by CDR Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. Shipmates, I hope you have enjoyed the two end-of-year series brought to you by the Compass staff. The “Video of the Year” contest and the recap [...]