Defense Secretary Gates Praises Outgoing Coast Guard Commandant

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today praised outgoing Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen for his close working relationship with the military, and said he looks forward to a similar relationship with Allen’s successor, Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr.

Change of Command Ceremony Scheduled for Coast Guard Commandant

WASHINGTON – Adm. Thad W. Allen will be relieved by Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a military change of command ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Fort Lesley J. McNair.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will preside over the event. A change of command ceremony is a time-honored naval tradition, which formally restates the...

Maritime Security Response Team demonstrates capabilities

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visited the Coast Guard Integrated Support Command in Portsmouth for a demonstration of the capabilities of the Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Response Team Monday.

Secretary Napolitano visits Coast Guard Headquarters

WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Coast Guard Headquarters, here, Thursday, to receive briefings from the service’s senior leaders and to tour the Coast Guard’s National Command Center.