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Shipmate of the Week – ADM Bob Papp

Friday, May 30, 2014

Adm. Papp

It was 1958 when a Korean War veteran settled into post-war life with his family at a farmhouse in Connecticut. He found work as a state trooper and converted the bottom of his farmhouse into apartments for extra income. In 1960, a Coast Guard ensign and his wife moved into the apartment. The Korean War veteran had a son who became fascinated with the Coast Guard and was invited to sail overnight aboard the ensign’s ship, Coast Guard Cutter Owasco.

Adm. Papp testifies on drug interdiction efforts

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp prepares to testify on drug interdiction operations on Captiol Hill April 29, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before a joint U.S. House of Representatives hearing yesterday with the Committee on House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation and the Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere.

Adm. Papp presents award to “The Coast Guard Lady”

Friday, March 28, 2014

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp recently presented a Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award to Mrs. Lois Bouton, “The Coast Guard Lady,” at her home in Arkansas.

Adm. Papp testifies on Coast Guard budget request

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provides testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on March 12, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.

Adm. Papp encourages international community to adopt Polar Code

Monday, December 23, 2013

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow drifts by an ice berg during an Arctic patrol. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

Written by Christopher Lagan. In an address to the general assembly of the International Maritime Organization, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp encouraged the IMO to address the pressing issues facing the international shipping community, including the Arctic, piracy and […]

From the Homefront: Mrs. Papp answers your questions

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

After reading a previous From the Homefront column about concerns Coast Guard families expressed about family life, Linda Kapral Papp agreed to have a conversation about the issues brought forward. She used her years of experience as well as the knowledge gained as the ombudsman-at-large to respond to everything on the list.

Holiday greetings from the Commandant and Mrs. Papp

Friday, December 13, 2013

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and Mrs. Linda Kapral Papp send holiday greetings to Coast Guard personnel and their families.

Adm. Papp’s Arabian Gulf visit highlights maritime governance

Monday, December 2, 2013

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp (left) meets with NAVCENT Commander Vice Adm. John Miller (center) and Deputy NAVCENT Commander Rear Adm. James Loeblein in Manama, Bahrain, Nov. 20, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

Commandant of the Coast Guard Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp recently visited the Kingdom of Bahrain for an annual visit to Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia and to meet with key maritime partners.

Thanksgiving message from the Commandant and Mrs. Papp

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Although Linda and I are away from home and our family during our favorite holiday, we will have a proper Thanksgiving dinner with members of our Coast Guard Family who are here with us. Linda and I thank you all for your friendship, hard work and commitment to our Coast Guard. Wherever you might be celebrating, have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Adm.Papp visits Emerald Isle partners

Monday, November 25, 2013

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp meets with Mr. Barry Woods, Chairman Crosshaven Lifeboat Station (right), aboard a lifeboat manned by members of the Crosshaven Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Ireland, Nov. 18, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

Ireland has a coast guard with a more focused mission, search and rescue. Their singular-mission focus has helped foster improved maritime safety and the Commandant saw several examples during his visit with the Irish Coast Guard.

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