Change of Watch: Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

Today, Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger relieved Vice Adm. John Currier as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard during a change of watch ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp presided over the ceremony and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson also attended.


President Obama nominates Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger as the next Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard has announced President Barack Obama’s nomination of Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger, currently deputy commandant for operations, as the next Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. If confirmed, Neffenger would succeed Vice Adm. John P. Currier in a change of watch ceremony later this spring.


Signalmen 1st Class Harry Nelson and Carpenter's Mate 3rd Class Jim Kitchen salute the national ensign during a Pearl Harbor Day ceremony aboard the retired Coast Guard Cutter Taney in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 7, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Remember the Taney

Each year, as veterans groups and public officials participate in events marking the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and America’s official entry into World War II, Coast Guardsmen past and present gather to remember those lost that day and to celebrate the resilience of our nation in the form of the one U.S. warship that did survive the attack, Coast Guard Cutter Taney.


No bystanders – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit

“I believe we can eradicate sexual assault from our ranks and I reject the notion that it is the cost of doing business,” said Deputy Commandant for Missions Support Vice Adm. Manson Brown. “We have to believe we can eradicate this problem from our ranks. It has to be the core belief of this campaign. We as leaders, at all levels, need to realize there is a higher expectation for us than for those in the rest of society.”


One Team, One Fight – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit

More than 150 Coast Guard men and women are gathered at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a two-day summit on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. The purpose of the summit, and the call to action for attendees, is reflected in the summit’s theme, “One Team, One Fight – Empowering People, Building Trust, Changing Culture.”


New vice commandant takes the helm

Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara was relieved by Vice Adm. John Currier at a vice commandant change of watch ceremony held today. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp presided over the ceremony, held at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Department of […]


Vice Adm. Brice-O'Hara

Preventing sexual assault is everyone’s duty!

We are steadfast in our resolve to truly make the Service a zero tolerance environment for sexual assault. As shipmates, each and every person in the Coast Guard has a shared responsibility to make this change. We will not stand by when one of our shipmates has fallen victim to sexual assault nor will we serve in silence with someone who has committed a crime against another.


Vice Adm. Currier

100 years of Naval Aviation: San Diego kick-off

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation, the Compass brings you a guest post by Vice Adm. John Currier, the Coast Guard’s senior aviator. Written by Vice Adm. John Currier, Chief of Staff and […]