Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Allen W. Thiele

Coast Guard chief petty officers are known to make a significant difference in the Coast Guard. But some chiefs, like the fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Allen W. Thiele, do more – they leave a legacy.


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Adm. Zukunft testifies at Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

The Coast Guard had a banner year of counter-drug operations in 2016. All told, Coast Guard men and women removed more than 200 metric tons of cocaine. In addition, 585 suspected drug smugglers were detained and brought to the United States for prosecution. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft shared these operations, and more, as he appeared before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation today.


Leadership in a 21st Century Coast Guard

Over the past few weeks, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft met with Coast Guard members to talk about his leadership principles: know your purpose, standards matter, trust and empower your people, and take decisive action.


In 1964, mustard gas canisters are pushed into the Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey. Millions of pounds were dumped this way. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

Announcing: The 2016 Month of the Military Child Art and Essay Contest

This year, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard is launching the 2016 Month of the Military Child Art and Essay Contest – to give Coast Guard kids a chance to tell us all, through their words or their art, what it’s like to be a military child


Child Abuse Prevention Month: Keep our children safe – educate, supervise and report

The President of the United States has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time when we recommit to preventing child abuse and neglect. In the words of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell , it is essential that we as a community come together to recognize the detrimental impact child abuse and neglect have on our Coast Guard, and take a stand against it. When we provide optimal care for our children, we will strengthen the health and safety of our Coast Guard communities and sustain our mission-readiness capability.


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Adm. Zukunft testifies before Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

At the start of the month, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft testified on the Coast Guard’s budget before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Today, the Commandant was back on the Hill, discussing the need for continued investments in Coast Guard platforms and people with the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.


Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month video: Help us break the stigma

September is both National Recovery Month and National Suicide Prevention Month. In light of these co-occurring observances, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steve Cantrell is trying to break the stigma of asking for help.


Announcing MCPOCG’s leadership video contest winner!

A few months back, I announced a leadership video contest, in which I asked you to take the conversations we know many are having at the unit level and show us what leadership looks like to you.


Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day

We live in uncertain times, and one thing that remains constant is the love, devotion, and loyalty of our military spouses.


Alcohol Awareness Month – Some of the risks and resources

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, designed to increase command awareness and understanding, reduce stigma, and encourage people to focus on alcohol-related issues.


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