Episode 1 of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! The Paratus Report is a workforce news program focused at keeping Coast Guard members informed of what’s happening throughout their Coast Guard. The episode will air monthly on the official Coast Guard YouTube channel, and a brief recap with additional information will be provided right here on Coast Guard All Hands.
This month’s episode covered the following:
Career Sea Pay:
The Coast Guard has revised the old career sea pay tables and replayed them with a new, five-table cutter level system. The changes will not go into effect until January 2017, but it’s crucial to know about these changes well ahead of time to prepare for any differences in your pay. The Paratus Report discusses these changes with the Gold Ancient Mariner, Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, and the Silver Ancient Mariner, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell. To learn more about the changes, watch the Paratus Report and read the blog covering details of the new tables and rates.
Coast Guard Cutter Healy:
Coast Guard Cutter Healy is currently underway supporting Geotraces 2015. On their journey, they became the first U.S. surface ship to reach the North Pole unaccompanied. Want to learn more about the crew and their journey? Check out the Paratus Report and read the blogs following this mission.
Vice Adm. Charles Michel:
Vice Adm. Charles Michel was recently confirmed as our 30th Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard. He discusses his thoughts as he looks forward to this new role and the Paratus Report tells you five things you may not have known about him.
National Suicide Prevention Month:
Please remember that September was National Suicide Prevention Month. If you or someone you know needs help, never hesitate to take advantage of the resources available 24/7. The phone number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK.
Remember to stay tuned for next month’s episode! If you have questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments below.