This morning’s change of command marked the completion of the Coast Guard’s transition to a new leadership team which will guide the service over the next four years. And, while much of the talk over the coming days and weeks will be about “Admiral Papp’s Coast Guard” we wanted to introduce you to the woman and the men who will help Admiral Papp steady the course and fulfill his vision of the Coast Guard.
Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard – The new Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard brings 35 years of experience to bear to her new job. As second in command and Chief Operating Officer, Vice Admiral Brice-O’Hara is charged with executing the Commandant’s strategic intent and managing internal organizational governance.
Master Chief Michael Leavitt, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard – A 28-year career in the Coast Guard has prepared Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt to execute his duties. He will serve as the most senior enlisted member of the Coast Guard and report directly to the Commandant of the Coast Guard as a personal advisor and assistant in matters affecting the enlisted members of the Coast Guard, both active and reserve, and their families.
Master Chief Mark Allen, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force – As the fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force, Master Chief Mark Allen will draw upon 33-years of service in reporting directly to the Commandant of the Coast Guard as a principal advisor and advocate for the men and woman of the Coast Guard Reserve.
“I am proud to serve alongside this exceptionally talented group of leaders,” said, Admiral Papp. “They are all very experienced professionals who have been tried and tested in the field.”
The leadership team will draw on nearly a century of combined experience to advise the Commandant of the Coast Guard on policy that impact everything from how we do business to how we treat the families of service members.
Please join us in welcoming the new leadership team aboard and wishing them success as they take the Coast Guard forward over the next four years. Click here to visit the new Senior Leadership page read more about the Coast Guard’s new leadership team.