Author: Jasmine Mieszala

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Cmdr. Zeita Merchant

Cmdr. Zeita Merchant, commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Chicago, was presented with the 2017 Capt. David H. Jarvis Inspirational Leadership Award by the Navy League in Portland, Oregon, on June 7. The award was presented to the Coast Guard officer who made outstanding contributions to the high standards of leadership traditions in the Coast Guard.

New Policy: Parental Leave

The new policy replaces maternity, paternity and adoption leave with maternity convalescent leave and caregiver leave. This change increases non-chargeable leave for non-birth parents and recognizes a wide variety of modern day family situations, including non-married parents.

General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information. * NOTE: The series does not contain all of the new messages, just select ones. Click here to view internet releasable messages, or go to the Portal to view all messages (must be at a Coast Guard workstation). ALCOAST 233/18 –

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General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.