State of the Coast Guard 2018

Last week, Adm. Zukunft gave his final “State of Coast Guard Address” at the historic National Press Club in Washington, D.C. In his address, Adm. Zukunft used the events of the past year to highlight how each Coast Guard member […]


State of the Coast Guard

The State of Today’s Coast Guard

As Commandant, I am in the business of ensuring the readiness of our force. Of ensuring our men and women are properly trained and equipped to carry out their mission. It is this force, and all that our men and women do, that continually and truly humble me. I could not be more grateful for each of our phenomenal active duty, reserve, civil servant, and auxiliary members.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers the 2016 State of the Coast Guard Address from the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

2016 State of the Coast Guard

Today, the State of the Coast Guard remains Semper Paratus – Always Ready to guard the Homeland, protect our environment, facilitate maritime commerce, save those in peril on the sea and attack transnational organized crime networks that attempt to exploit the maritime domain. Right now Coast Guard women and men are on watch – as they have been for 225 years – serving the Nation’s interests, security and prosperity.


2015 State of the Coast Guard Address

2015 State of the Coast Guard Address

Today I delivered my first State of the Coast Guard Address and outlined how America’s Coast Guard will meet the challenges of today while preparing for complexities that remain ahead. In the face of unparalleled demands on the Service, we must: build the 21st century Coast Guard; defeat transnational organized crime; safeguard maritime commerce; operate in the polar regions; maximize return on investment; and drive out sexual assault.


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.


Admiral Bob Papp

Forward… to the Horizon

Today I delivered my third State of the Coast Guard Address at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. As we look back on what we’ve accomplished in the last year and then look forward to the horizon, I have great confidence and optimism about where we are today and where we are headed.


Adm. Papp delivers second State of the Coast Guard address

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 […]


Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Ombudsmen bridge units and families

Posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. This post is the first in a series from Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp to provide more insight into his Year of the Coast Guard […]


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 […]


UPDATED: Admiral Allen to testify on Coast Guard budget

Tomorrow morning, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, will testify about the service’s fiscal year 2011 (FY2011) budget request before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The Commandant will be joined by Master Chief Petty Officer […]


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