Adm. Paul F. Zukunft departs his change of command ceremony. Zukunft assumed command as the 25th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Paul F. Zukunft assumes command of U.S. Coast Guard

Moments ago, Adm. Paul F. Zukunft assumed command of the United States Coast Guard in a change of command ceremony teeming with naval tradition at Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. As the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard, Zukunft will lead the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security, comprised of 41,700 active duty, 7,800 reserve and 8,300 civilian personnel as well as 31,000 volunteer Coast Guard auxiliarists.


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.

Adm. Papp testifies on Coast Guard budget request

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.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp (center) leads a discussion during the senior leadership meeting. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo.

Coast Guard senior leaders discuss strategic approach to leadership issues

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp hosted Coast Guard senior leaders from the National Capital Region on June 17, 2013, at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to discuss and make decisions on major personnel issues facing the service.


NOME, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice as the sun begins to set in the Nome harbor Jan. 13, 2012. The Healy and crew have been deployed for approximately eight months to support Arctic science research and also escorting and breaking ice for the Russian tanker Renda. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

U.S. Coast Guard to unveil Arctic strategy

Tomorrow, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp will release the U.S. Coast Guard Arctic Strategy to guide our efforts in the region over the next 10 years. This strategy is based on nearly 150 years of Coast Guard experience in maritime operations in the Arctic region, since the U.S. Revenue Cutter Lincoln first arrived in the new U.S. territory of Alaska in 1867.