Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Leilani Cale-Jones, Lt. Cmdr. Carrie McKinney and Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Michel stand for a photo during a Diversity Recognition Awards lunch at the Sea Service Leadership Association Joint Women's Symposium in Norfolk, Va., June 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: 2017 Diversity Recognition Award recipients

Each year the Sea Service Leadership Association Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium brings together service women and men, decision makers, policy influencers and thought leaders to address global, military challenges and encourage and strengthen the leadership development of veterans. On June 15, 2017, the SSLA hosted an awards luncheon honoring a couple of our own Coast Guard service members for their exemplary leadership and accomplishments in advancing diversity and inclusion within the Coast Guard.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SPAR and Auxiliarist Dorothy Kurtz

The Coast Guard remembers and honors the memory and legacy of one of our trailblazers – Coast Guard SPAR and Auxiliarist Dorothy Kurtz. After serving her country during WWII, Kurtz decided to continue her service to her nation as a volunteer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She passed away Sept. 12, 2016, at the age of 93. Fair winds and following seas, shipmate.

President Obama’s birthday message to the Coast Guard

UPDATE: Paragraph one has been corrected to reflect that the Stratton will be the third of eight planned national security cutters and not the fifth. President Obama has a special relationship with the Coast Guard. In addition to being our […]

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Women’s Leadership Symposium: Inspired by the past, focused on the future

At the 2011 Women’s Leadership Symposium, the largest gathering of military women in the country, tales of the historic achievements of service women are the norm which makes this event the perfect opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of two of today’s Coast Guard women and the impact their leadership and mentorship has had on those who have had the privilege of serving with them.