Paratus Report: June 2018, episode 2

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is out! The Coast Guard welcomed its new senior leaders and recognized the gold and silver Ancient Mariners.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft looks on as Adm. Charles Ray thanks Adm. Chuck Michel for his service as the 30th vice commandant of the Coast Guard during the vice commandant change-of-watch ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2018. During the event, Ray (left) became the 31st vice commandant of the Coast Guard. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

U.S. Coast Guard welcomes new vice commandant

Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Adm. Charles D. Michel as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard by during a military change-of-watch ceremony Thursday, May 24, 2018, at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in D.C. A change-of-command is a time-honored ceremony that signifies the absolute transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability from one person to another.


Change of Watch: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Today, Master Chief Petty Officer Steven W. Cantrell relieved Master Chief Petty Officer Michael P. Leavitt to become the 12th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard during a change-of-watch ceremony presided over by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J.


Change of Watch: Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief

“We Coast Guardsmen find before us unique opportunities to take care of our families, achieve our missions, and leave things better for those who follow. To do so, we must overcome obstacles. We must engage, collaborate, and focus,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Mark H. Allen. “As Colleen and I stand relieved by Master Chief Eric Johnson and his wife Valerie, we reflect on how grateful we are: grateful for our shipmates’ support and perseverance, and grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside countless dedicated Coasties and their families for the past 37 years. While our status has changed, rest assured our interest in and support of their efforts will not wane.”


Selection of Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp announced Master Chief Petty Officer Eric L. Johnson, a maritime enforcement specialist, as the next Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief. Johnson will relieve Master Chief Petty Officer Mark H. Allen during a change […]


New vice commandant takes the helm

Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara was relieved by Vice Adm. John Currier at a vice commandant change of watch ceremony held today. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp presided over the ceremony, held at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Department of […]


Change of Watch: Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

Earlier today, Admiral Thad Allen presided over the final change of watch ceremony preceding tomorrow’s Commandant Change of Command. During today’s change of watch, Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara relieved Vice Admiral David Pekoske as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard. […]


Change of Watch: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Earlier today, Admiral Thad Allen presided over the second of three change of watch ceremonies that will culminate in the Commandant Change of Command ceremony as the Coast Guard bids welcome to a new leadership team. During today’s Change of […]


Change of Watch: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force

On Saturday, Admiral Thad Allen presided over the first of three change of watch ceremonies that will culminate in the Commandant Change of Command ceremony as the Coast Guard bids welcome to a new leadership team. During Saturday’s Change of Watch, […]