Commandant’s State of the Coast Guard Address

Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad W. Allen will provide his first State of the Coast Guard Address at 1 p.m. in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 13. During this annual address to more than 40,000 Coast Guard members and the American public, Adm. Allen will highlight some of the Coast Guard’s most noteworthy accomplishments in the past year and outline his priorities for the Coast Guard for the coming year. This year, the Commandant will also unveil a new strategy for meeting the Coast Guard’s responsibilities for protecting and preserving America’s maritime safety, security and stewardship interests.

The U.S. Coast Guard Strategy for Maritime Safety, Security, and Stewardship describes how the Coast Guard will work to safeguard the nation against all threats, hazards, and challenges in the maritime domain, today and in the future.

For more information on the Commandant and a complete transcript of his address after Feb. 13, visit the Coast Guard Headquarters website.

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