To the men and women of our Coast Guard,
Fran and I send our heartfelt wishes to you this holiday season. We could not be more grateful for all that you do. And, we could not be more proud to be part of the world’s greatest Coast Guard.
Our Coast Guard is in demand worldwide, and I am inspired when I observe our 88,000 active duty, civilian, reserve, and auxiliary members carrying out or supporting our missions. And, all of us are supported by family and friends who make up our larger Coast Guard family. Many of you will be celebrating with your loved ones this holiday season, and we must also remember those standing the watch in Service to Nation.
Please take time to celebrate after a remarkable year. Thank you for your service the world’s preeminent coast guard – the United States Coast Guard!
Admiral Paul F. Zukunft and Mrs. Fran DeNinno-Zukunft