Author: PA1 Timothy Tamargo

Q&A: New re-enlistment and extensions policy

The Coast Guard released new criteria for re-enlistments and extensions for enlisted members. In the second installment of this two-part series, we address some frequently asked questions from the workforce. The following questions and answers about the new re-enlistment policy are applicable to all enlisted members, both active duty and reserve, unless specifically stated otherwise.

Excellence in Marine Inspection Award

Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio, the assistant commandant for prevention policy, announced the winner of the first annual Excellence in Marine Inspection Award March 10. The award recognizes the incredible and difficult job Coast Guard marine inspectors do every day.

Celebrating women of character, courage and commitment: Cmdr. Laura Collins

“To me, it’s more meaningful than just working to earn a paycheck. I think our service still attracts and keeps people that have an underlying level of character. I remain amazed that I can sit in what seems to be a normal meeting, and then learn on break that the person sitting next to me rescued several people’s lives at sea. That sort of work takes discipline, character and courage. I like serving with those types of people.”

National Brain Injury Awareness Month

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard are taking steps to increase awareness about TBIs, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment, while reducing the stigma for persons who seek care.

Women’s History Month panel shows how varied career perspectives can get you where you want to be

Written by Lisa Novak The panel discussion for Women’s History Month took place March 18 at Coast Guard Headquarters and featured a diverse group of women supporting the theme that “women of character, courage and commitment” can be found in the military, as government civilians and as private sector employees. Ashley Lewis, head of contracting

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Selection of Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief

Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Johnson listens as Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp discusses Sexual Assault Awarness and Prevention Month during a chief’s call at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington April 3, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp announced Master Chief Petty

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Creation of new diver rating and warrant officer specialty

The creation of the DV rating – the Coast Guard’s 22nd rate – and DIV specialty was the result of a 17-month analysis by the Diver Career Management Working Group that considered mission requirements, safety issues and longstanding workforce management considerations. Following the review of the working group’s results, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp directed the establishment of the DV rating with at least 64 enlisted personnel and seven DIV warrant officers.

Celebrating women of character, courage and commitment: MCPO Janine Tschantz-Hahn

“I believe any woman who joins the military has courage in them, because it’s still one of those choices not a lot of women will think about as their future, and any woman who wants to join the service and risk her life has some sort of courage in them to do that,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Janine Tschantz-Hahn of her fellow female servicemembers.

Celebrating women of character, courage and commitment: Lt. La’Shanda Holmes

This month’s commemoration of women’s history highlights the achievements of women in the Coast Guard and celebrates their qualities of character, courage and commitment. In this four-part series, we will be introducing you to women who are making an impact in the Coast Guard. Each of these dedicated officer and enlisted leaders embodies this year’s

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Changes to re-enlistment and extensions on the way

Updated re-enlistment eligibility criteria are effective March 17. To accommodate the requirement to conduct a pre-discharge interview approximately six months prior to expiration of enlistment, members whose EOE is within six months of the March 17 effective date of Sept. 17 will not be screened against these updated re-enlistment criteria.