Admiral Allen Officially Retires from the Coast Guard

WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today commended Admiral Thad Allen on his exemplary career in the U.S. Coast Guard. Admiral Allen officially retired from the Coast Guard today; he will continue his duties as the National Incident Commander of the BP oil spill.

Admiral Papp Assumes Command of the United States Coast Guard

WASHINGTON – Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., assumed command as the 24th commandant of the Coast Guard today, relieving Adm. Thad W. Allen during a military ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D. C.

Gulf Oil Spill Press Conference Transcript

Transcript of the conference call press briefing by Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security John Brennan on the ongoing response to the Gulf oil spill.

Coast Guard Commandant Designated National Incident Commander for Continued Response to BP Oil Spill

As part of the designation of the BP Oil Spill as a Spill of National Significance, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen will serve as the National Incident Commander for the administration’s continued, coordinated response—providing additional authority and oversight in leveraging every available resource...