Commandant to announce expansions, acquisitions in 2020 Address

Commandant to announce expansions, acquisitions in 2020 Address
WASHINGTON – The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard will outline the vision for the service and highlight the accomplishments of its people during the 2020 State of the Coast Guard Address Thursday in Charleston, S.C. at 1 p.m. EST. During the annual address, Adm. Karl Schultz will reflect on the organization’s successes over the past year, including the Coast Guard response to Hurricane Dorian,...

Coast Guard Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard address in Charleston

Coast Guard Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard address in Charleston
Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, delivers the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Commandant of the United States Coast Guard will deliver his second State of the Coast Guard Address Thursday at the Charleston Cruise Ship Terminal. During the address, Adm. Karl Schultz will highlight the importance of South Carolina’s...

President Trump presides over Coast Guard Change of Command ceremony

President Trump presides over Coast Guard Change of Command ceremony
President Donald Trump congratulates Adm. Paul Zukunft during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., June 1, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley. WASHINGTON – With President Trump presiding, Adm. Paul F. Zukunft was relieved as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard by Adm. Karl Schultz during a military change-of-command ceremony...

Coast Guard names first Ancient Tridents

Coast Guard names first Ancient Tridents
Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, stands with the first Ancient Tridents, Rear Admiral Linda Fagan and Master Chief Petty Officer Richard “Shane” Hooker during the Ancient Trident Ceremony held at the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, March 23, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard leaders and distinguished...

Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch commissioning ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch commissioning ceremony
PHILADELPHIA – Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the Coast Guard, gives the order for the crew of the Rollin Fritch to lay aboard and man their stations at the ship’s commissioning in Cape May, New Jersey, Saturday Nov. 19, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson Cape May – Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the Coast Guard, presided over a...

Coast Guard mourns the death of Adm. Robert E. Kramek, 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Coast Guard mourns the death of Adm. Robert E. Kramek, 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard
Robert E. Kramek 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard 1994 – 1998 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is mourning the recent loss of one of its former commandants, Adm. Robert E. Kramek, who died Oct. 20, 2016. Kramek served as the Coast Guard’s 20th commandant from 1994 through 1998, during which time he significantly expanded the Coast Guard’s global reach and influence as commandant,...

Adm. Zukunft assumes command of Coast Guard

Adm. Zukunft assumes command of Coast Guard
WASHINGTON – Adm. Paul F. Zukunft assumed command as the 25th commandant of the Coast Guard today, relieving Adm. Bob Papp during a military ceremony at the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building. “Adm. Papp’s leadership and resolve have left an indelible mark on the service,” said Zukunft. “The Coast Guard is more proficient, more capable and more resilient due to his contributions...

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivers State of the Coast Guard Address

WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivered the 2013 State of the Coast Guard Address at the National Defense University at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The Commandant highlighted the Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Sandy, emphasizing the preparedness of Coast Guard Captains of the Ports working with U.S. Department of Homeland Security components...

Coast Guard honors servicemember’s sacrifice

Coast Guard honors servicemember's sacrifice
CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard dedicated staff barracks at its only enlisted basic training facility to a Coast Guardsman killed in action during a ceremony Tuesday at 11 a.m. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, who graduated basic training here in 1999, was killed by suicide bombers during Operation Iraqi Freedom defending oil platforms off the Iraqi coast April 24, 2004. Officials at...