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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Shutter Shootout 2016: Finals

It’s Dog versus Eagle in this head-to-head 2016 Shutter Shootout championship round! Which will be crowned the winner? We need our fans to decide! Go to the official Coast Guard Facebook page and VOTE!

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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: CWO Andrew Schock

A strong leader leads by example and will do the right thing – even when no one is looking.

“Those are two leadership characteristics that I try to exemplify,” said Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Schock, a Coast Guard marine investigator. Schock recently received the Coast Guard Award for Excellence in Marine Inspections for his dedication to the Coast Guard and his team.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Noel Cordero poses for a photo while transiting through the Grenville Channel in British Columbia, Canada. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK2 Noel Cordero

Military leadership is often perceived as those who hold a high rank, part of a command staff, who foster the development of their junior members to one day become leaders themselves. But as with Coast Guardsmen like Petty Officer 2nd Class Noel Cordero, a junior member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, a good leader can come from any rank.

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Shutter Shootout 2015: First Round (South)

With the first round of Shutter Shootout still underway, today we feature the South region, which covers the 7th and 8th Coast Guard districts…

itCG – Guardians unveil flag before Seahawks game, search for plane suspended, Lake Champlain safety, CGA centennial celebration

The Coast Guard suspended the search yesterday for two men who were onboard a Piper PA-27 aircraft that apparently went down around Plana Cays, Bahamas, early last Thursday. Not long after the men left Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport en route […]

itCG – tugboat safely moored, POTUS maritime security operations, Holiday phone calls

The tugboat Pathfinder that struck Bligh Reef near Valdez, Alaska, on Wednesday and spilled diesel fuel into Prince William Sound is safely moored in the Port of Valdez. After lightering of the boat concluded on Friday night, crews began to […]

District 11 Commander explains internal investigation into San Diego boat collision

Last night, the Eleventh District Commander, Rear Admiral Joseph Castillo, provided a statement (available on CGVI and YouTube) to local media and answered questions (on CGVI and YouTube) about the investigatory process regarding the collision between a 33-foot Coast Guard […]

Ensign Cook Reports – Station Seattle Part II

Post Written by Ensign Lindsay Cook Hello Everyone, Just to re-cap, during this visit I’m learning about the Coast Guard’s ports, waterways and coastal security (PWCS) mission. In my first post I talked about getting underway with the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry […]

itCG – 10-foot wreath donated, search for missing fishermen, ice rescue training, top 10 countdown

You can also watch the above video in the Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery (CGVI) here. Similar to the rescue mentioned yesterday on the Compass, an EPIRB helped save the life of one person off the coast of New Jersey […]

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