U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that a jury of 6 women and 6 men, found James Michael Wells guilty of the murders of Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle on April 12, 2012. Both Hopkins and Belisle were murdered at U.S. Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak.
“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.”
The Coast Guard has announced President Barack Obama’s nomination of Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger, currently deputy commandant for operations, as the next Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. If confirmed, Neffenger would succeed Vice Adm. John P. Currier in a change of watch ceremony later this spring.
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
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
“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.
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
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 the next four weeks, we will be introducing you to four women who are making an impact in the Coast Guard. Each of these dedicated officer and enlisted leaders embodies this year’s theme that has served her well in her career.
How do you think your favorite sports team would perform if they only received feedback once or twice per year? Probably not so great. That is why their coaches continuously evaluate performance and provide feedback – constantly. At the end of the year, coaches review the players stats, they see how the player performed overall, whether they improved or not, and they discuss their potential for the next year. The coach uses this annual evaluation to figure out what to do with their players for the next year. You should approach your evaluations in the same manner.
Captain Gregory N. Todd, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, has been named the next Chaplain of the Coast Guard. He will relieve Captain Gary P. Weeden and report aboard in May 2014.