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.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp prepares to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the Hart Senate Office in Washington June 4, 2013. Papp joined other senior military leaders in providing an update on sexual assault prevention and response. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp testifies at Senate Armed Services Committee hearing

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp along with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other service chiefs testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee today on sexual assault prevention and response in the military.


Members of the Bay Area Chief's Mess hold letters spelling the words "No Bystanders" on the flight deck of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton April 3, 2013. The Chief's Mess sponsored the day as Service Dress Blues Day to attract attention and begin discussions with personnel about sexual assault prevention awareness. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, and during this month, every unit in the Coast Guard will conduct a unit sexual assault awareness and prevention event to inform personnel about how to prevent sexual assault and resources available. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Thomas McKenzie)

Chiefs dress up to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

If you were at a Coast Guard unit yesterday you may have wondered why Coast Guard chiefs were walking around in their dress uniforms in the middle of the week. Good. That is just the conversation starter we wanted when we created Service Dress Blue Day. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the Coast Guard and, as chiefs, we wanted to send a very strong message to all Coast Guardsmen that sexual assault will not be tolerated in our Coast Guard.