Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft testifies during the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard commandant testifies before Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft testified on the military branch’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. He highlighted the service’s efforts to combat dangerous transnational organized crime networks and the funding and support of the Coast Guard’s future major cutter fleet to include Offshore Patrol Cutters, Fast Response Cutters, National Security Cutters and the polar icebreaker program.

2016 Video of the Year: Flags Across America

The fifth nominee features Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft speaking at Arlington National Cemetery during a Flags Across America event. Is this the top video for the year? Cast your vote!

In Memoriam: Adm. Robert Kramek, 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard

It is with sad hearts that we announce the recent death of one of our former leaders, Adm. Robert E. Kramek, who passed away on Oct. 20, 2016. Adm. Kramek served as the Coast Guard’s 20th commandant from 1994 through 1998, during which time he significantly expanded the Coast Guard’s global reach and influence as commandant, including directing active participation in the combined service/international anti-narcotic smuggling operations Frontier Shield and Gulf Shield, along with other law enforcement operations. More than that though, Adm. Kramek was a true servant leader and a continuous mentor throughout his life. Please take a moment to honor Adm. Kramek’s service and accomplishments.

Coast Guard Ancient Keeper: Catching excellence

The Coast Guard Ensign, Semper Paratus, christenings, commissioning, mascots and Ancients… are all hallmarks of time-honored Coast Guard traditions.
Of these, the Ancient Keeper is the most recent addition, established in 2003, honoring the Coast Guard member with the most experience in Coast Guard boat forces.