Coast Guard Commandant to outline future of service in San Pedro

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jetta Disco

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jetta Disco

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Commandant of the United States Coast Guard will deliver his first State of the Coast Guard address Thursday at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro.

Speaking from the largest port in the nation, Adm. Karl Schultz will highlight Coast Guard security and marine safety operations, which facilitate $4.6 trillion in annual economic activity.

Adm. Schultz will also recognize the service and sacrifice of Coast Guard men and women deployed around the world ensuring global peace and prosperity, including servicemembers supporting U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command. He will also honor servicemembers in San Pedro, who help ensure the safety and timely movement of vessels operating in the Ports of Los Angeles-Long Beach.

Adm. Schultz is scheduled to make multiple policy and acquisition announcements:

  • The expansion of the Coast Guard’s presence in the Los Angeles area with a new base, vessels and support personnel.
  • An update to the Coast Guard’s Arctic Strategy and future Arctic operations.
  • Full funding and plans to award the contract for the construction of the Coast Guard’s first Polar Security Cutter.
  • Coast Guard deployments to the western Pacific Ocean in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.
  • New acquisitions to enhance maritime operations combatting dangerous criminal organizations off of Central and South America. These operations reduce violence and economic/political instability driving illegal immigration toward the U.S. Southern Border.

The event will also be live streamed at https://www.uscg.mil/alwaysready/ and www.dvidshub.net/webcast/19022.

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