Commandant’s Coast Guard Day message – Continued focus on proficiency

Commandant’s Coast Guard Day message – Continued focus on proficiency
Written by Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp. Shipmates, 223 years ago today our Coast Guard was born as the Revenue Cutter Service when George Washington signed an Act calling for the construction of ten cutters “to be employed for the protection of the revenue.” From that early start, our missions have increased and our Service has grown to become the worlds best Coast Guard. From...

Coast Guard reactivates High Year Tenure

WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp announced Monday that the service has reactivated High Year Tenure to address delayed opportunities for enlisted advancement. The decision to reactivate High Year Tenure was motivated by personnel retention rates of more than 94 percent, waiting periods of more than three years for “A” Schools for most enlisted ratings, a slowdown in...

Coast Guard Commandant to give State of the Coast Guard Address

WASHINGTON — Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp will deliver the 2013 State of the Coast Guard Address Feb. 27, 2013, in the National War College’s Lincoln Auditorium at Fort Lesley J. McNair, beginning at 9:30 a.m. This is an annual speech delivered by the commandant to provide a current overview of the service and to outline his priorities for the years ahead.

Coast Guard Commandant, families participate in Fast Response Cutter fleet dedication ceremony

NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp participated in a dedication ceremony for the Coast Guard’s fast response cutter fleet in Lockport, La., on Friday. The new 154-foot cutters being built by Bollinger Shipyards are a key aspect of the Coast Guard’s recapitalization program and provide the service with critical mission capabilities to protect America now and well into the future. “The...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tours Coast Guard’s Newest National Security Cutter

By Donna Miles ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Recognizing the importance of every possible U.S. national security asset, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff traveled here yesterday to get a personal tour of the newest Coast Guard national security cutter. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., landed by helicopter aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton as it transited...

First woman to command U.S. military service academy takes the helm

Rear Adm. Sandra Stotz WASHINGTON – A woman took command of a U.S. military service academy for the first time in history when Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz took over as the superintendant of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Friday. “We are extremely proud to be the first service with a woman at the helm of our academy,” said U.S. Coast Guard commandant, Adm. Robert J. Papp. “The...

Coast Guard Commandant testifies before House Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations

WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations here, Thursday, about the Coast Guard’s budget for fiscal year 2012. Adm. Papp spoke about the service’s fiscal year 2012 budget request and provided committee members a snapshot of recent Coast Guard operations including vessel traffic management on the...

Coast Guard Commandants Message on the FY 2012 Budget

Admiral Bob Papp, Commandant of the U.S. Coast GuardLast night, the Coast Guard released a message from the Commandant, Admiral Bob Papp, to the members of the service informing them of what the President had requested for the Coast Guard in the FY 2012 budget. Here are his comments. SUBJ: SHIPMATE 10 – FY 2012 PRESIDENTS BUDGET Yesterday the President delivered the Coast Guard Fiscal Year (FY)...

Admiral Papp Statement on Loss of Petty Officer Lin

Washington – Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp released the following statement concerning the loss of Petty Officer Shaun Lin to the members of the Coast Guard today. I am deeply saddened to report the loss of a shipmate resulting from an operational mishap. On the night of 13 October, during a training evolution on the James River in Virginia, ME3 Shaun Lin of MSST New York fell into...