Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK2 Nancy Wilson

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nancy Wilson witnessed the accident as she was headed north on the same highway June 7, 2017. She immediately pulled over and stayed with the injured motorist until paramedics arrived. Her career has largely been spent behind a desk, but her willingness to act in the face of uncertainty, discomfort and danger is likely why she joined the service in the first place.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Tara Canny

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Tara Canny

“Do your job and do it to the best of your ability,” advised Canny. “Whether you’re specializing in property, procurement or reconciliation – be the best storekeeper you can be. Be creative and innovative in your field of expertise, and make it your own.”


Women's History Month panel

Making strides & blazing paths

In honor of the many contributions women have made in the history of our service, leaders of today’s Coast Guard are gathering to celebrate Women’s History Month. From boat stations to aircraft hangars, servicemembers are recognizing barrier-breaking women who have made our nation great. This year’s national theme is Women inspiring innovation through imagination: Celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Tarmac at sunrise

Ringing in the New Year with rhyme: Ashore

On New Year’s Eve the midnight log entry at a Coast Guard unit takes on a life of its own and is traditionally written as a poem. The Compass reached out to those standing the mid-watch to share the tradition of applying verse to the log as we all rung in 2013.


Going green for the men & women in blue

Written by Andrea Snyder, Coast Guard Office of Energy Management. Tomorrow, countries across the globe will celebrate Earth Day. This annual observance promotes awareness, education and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment and protection of natural resources—one of the core […]