cadets

Candid words to future leaders of the fleet

Earlier this week at the United States Coast Guard Academy, hundreds of cadets funneled from the bitter January cold into Leamy Hall to hear a personal address from Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. The Commandant delivers an annual leadership address to the entire Corps of Cadets at the beginning of each spring semester. This year, as the cadets settled into their seats, Adm. Papp made his way to the stage and informed them that tonight would be a little bit different.