The Commandant, Admiral Thad Allen, will outline the Coast Guard’s goals and priorities for 2010 in his fourth and final State of the Coast Guard address tomorrow afternoon. He will provide the address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., as part of the press club’s distinguished speakers series.
In this annual address, Admiral Allen will discuss the Coast Guard’s fiscal year 2011 anticipated budget impacts, the need to recapitalize the service’s aging fleet, and how our ongoing relief efforts in Haiti reflect the value we provide to the American public and the global maritime community. To review the 2010 U.S. Coast Guard Posture Statement, click here.
Advance questions can be submitted through e-mail by typing “ALLEN” in the subject line and sending your question in the body to email@example.com. Questions should be sent before 11 a.m. tomorrow. Please understand that the National Press Club coordinates these questions and we cannot guarantee they will be asked at the event.
To watch the address and follow-on question and answer session online, go to the National Press Club’s website at 12:55 p.m. EST. A blue box will appear in the middle of the main web page as the event is streamed live on their website. The speech is also scheduled for live streaming on C-SPAN and it will be archived on their web site for future viewing.
If you are not able to watch the address the day of the event, we will also be live tweeting the event on the Coast Guard Twitter account using hashtag #SOTCG. Post event, you can review the Twitter stream here. We will also post follow-on links to the speech and archived broadcast.
Additionally, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. the Commandant will hold a Blogger’s Roundtable to discuss the State of the Coast Guard. For more information and to register for the roundtable discussion, click here. UPDATE: click here to listen to the Roundtable discussion.