The Long Blue Line: A brief history of women’s service in the Coast Guard

Over the course of its nearly 230-year history, women have played a major role in the United States Coast Guard and its predecessor services. Coast Guard women have helped shape the service and pioneered the role of their gender in the federal government and the nation as a whole.


All-Star Coast Guard civilians graduate leadership program

Leadership development opportunities are not reserved just for the military. The Office of Leadership offers many courses for civilians looking to grow their leadership knowledge base.


CG_Ideas@Work solicits and shares workforce innovation; submit your nominations

Formerly known as the Enterprise Common Ideation Platform, or ECIP Connect, CG_Ideas@Work gives all Coast Guard active duty, reserve, civilian and Auxiliary members the opportunity to share their ideas on how to make Coast Guard operations more efficient and effective. Two crowdsourcing challenges are open for your participation:
1) Identifying the primary challenges for the Coast Guard in 10 to 15 years and how to plan for them now, and 2) The Open Idea Forum, a general discussion of good ideas and best practices. The Innovation Program also is accepting nominations for the 2016 Captain Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards recognizing the year’s best idea submissions through CG_Ideas@Work. Read the full post to learn more!


Announcing the Coast Guard Human Capital Strategy: a framework to meet new challenges

Excellence in executing Coast Guard missions relies on our greatest strength – our PEOPLE. Today Adm. Zukunft released the Human Capital Strategy, providing a 10-year framework to build a thriving and effective workforce prepared for the complexities of tomorrow.


Release of the Doctrine for Mission Support, Pub MS-0

All the Armed Forces have support organizations that provide the people, materiel and equipment necessary for operational success. As Gen. Pershing said, “Infantry wins battles, logistics wins wars. Where would the combat arms be without the bullets, boots and beans?” In the Coast Guard, successful missions also depend on effective support.


Walking the deckplates: Vice Adm. Sandra Stosz heads DCMS

Vice Adm. Sandra Stosz walks the deckplates and engages with staff as she continues to establish expectations and provide transparency as the newly designated Deputy Commandant of Mission Support. Read more for further insight into her leadership style, expections and path forward.


Future leaders: A steady, determined pace pays off

The pace of life at a federal service academy can be a relentless uphill trek. The goal is to employ a steady effort, and those who do well will not allow many disruptions in their stride. Stephen Horvath, a first class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy about to graduate this month, is one of those rare individuals whose steady effort made the uphill trek look easy.


Coast Guard Academy cadets study pieces of history to help solve modern problems

Historical Fact: The Cutters Taney, Kukui and Tiger along with other Coast Guard ships and patrol craft, and the CG-8 all responded to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the United States’ entry into World War II.


Lt. John Pritchard

A lost World War II hero is remembered

In the pages of Coast Guard history are men and women committed to the achievement of the service’s goals. They exist to serve. One prime example is Lt. John A. Pritchard, Jr., from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 1938.


Coast Guard Academy Class of 2018

R-Day 2014: The challenge begins

The United States Coast Guard Academy renewed a longstanding tradition Monday, June 30, as 256 U.S. cadets and seven international cadets took part in Reporting-in Day. Newly minted swabs cycled through drill training, uniform issue and a bevy of administrative procedures before filing into the companies to which they’d been assigned for Swab Summer. After a whirlwind day of administration and military indoctrination, the swabs took their oath before family, friends, and Academy personnel, officially marking the start of Swab Summer.


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