No Bystanders

These are my shipmates

I’ve been working with the Coast Guard almost my whole adult life and now my daughter also works for the Coast Guard. As part of the Coast Guard family, I maintain a unique bond with active duty members as I support them in performing the Coast Guard’s challenging maritime missions. I am a civilian. I am a shipmate. As a shipmate, I often ask myself, “What makes a good shipmate?” When it comes to sexual assault prevention and response, being a shipmate is about staying informed and taking action.


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Eagle 75: Welcome home

Over the past few months, we’ve brought you stories of the Coast Guard Academy cadets and the various missions and visitors who sailed with the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle during this summer’s 75th anniversary training cruise. But, as the ship […]


Adm. Bob Papp

Introducing Shipmate of the Week

Posted by CDR Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. Shipmates, I hope you have enjoyed the two end-of-year series brought to you by the Compass staff. The “Video of the Year” contest and the recap […]