“Yet today we find our Coast Guard at a critical inflection point. I am well aware of our Nation’s current economic and budget challenges. However, I also know that decisions made today will do one of two things: sustain a Coast Guard capable of meeting mission and responding to future man-made or natural disasters – or result in a less capable and diminished force.”
Click here to read Adm. Papp’s written testimony and here to read his oral testimony. Video of the hearing is available here.
Click here for a fact sheet on the Coast Guard’s FY 2012 budget request and here for the Coast Guard’s 2011 Posture statement with a detailed look at the FY 2012 budget.