Video: Admiral Allen on Haiti earthquake and relief

Arlington, Va. - Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, discussed the United States government humanitarian response to the earthquake in Haiti during his keynote speech at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium. (Coast Guard illustration from photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria A. Bonk-Meyers)

Arlington, Va. - Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, discussed the United States government humanitarian response to the earthquake in Haiti during his keynote speech at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium. (Coast Guard illustration from photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria A. Bonk-Meyers)

This morning, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, remarked on the earthquake that struck Haiti last night as well as the Coast Guard and United States government humanitarian response to the disaster.

The Commandant’s remarks came during a speech to the Surface Naval Association in which Admiral Allen applauded the “whole government” approach the Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of State and many other federal agencies are taking in responding to this natural disaster.

Coast Guard Compass will continue to follow this developing story over the coming days. You can also follow the U.S. government response by searching the hashtag #usghaiti on Twitter.

Click here to watch video of Admiral Allen’s remarks.

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