Category: Leadership

Evaluations: They’re not for you!

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.

Selection of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Cantrell assumed the duties of the Atlantic Area command master chief in May 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Moments ago, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp announced the selection of Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Cantrell as the next Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. “A number of

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This is Our Way

As a ship captain I always enjoyed going up to the bridge to check in with the watchstanders, to scan the horizon and check our progress on the charted course. The State of the Coast Guard Address gives me a similar privilege as Commandant, and yesterday I delivered my fourth and final annual Address in the recently dedicated CDR Raymond J. “Ray” Evans Conference Center in the new Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building.

Coast Guard Pacific Northwest will be focus of new Weather Channel series

On Sunday, The Weather Channel will premiere Coast Guard Cape Disappointment – Pacific Northwest, the latest entry in the popular Coast Guard reality franchise that began with Coast Guard Alaska, currently in its fourth season, and includes Coast Guard Florida.

The Drawing Board: Ushering in 2014

This year, we will welcome new Fast Response Cutters into the fleet to enhance our operational readiness and honor the memory of our enlisted heros; we will continue to save thousands of lives, interdict illicit drugs headed for our communities, and prevent threats to our homeland from being delivered by sea; and we will witness the time-honored tradition of the change of command ceremony as we welcome a new Commandant of the Coast Guard to lead our service.

The Drawing Board: Happy holidays!

The Coast Guard wishes you and yours a happy, safe and joyous holiday season. If you’re fortunate enough to have some downtime to spend with loved ones today and throughout the holdiay season, be safe in your travels and please take a moment to think about your shipmates standing the watch and their families.

Growing the Chiefs’ Mess with blended learning

Designed for E8 and E9 personnel, the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course offers a four-week online component followed by two weeks resident in the classroom. Online, students share photos and personal and professional experiences, then explore modules on Coast Guard core values, Coast Guard history, Coast Guard traditions and leading change.

Recruiting cadets from within our ranks

Each fall, the Coast Guard Academy welcomes a select group of junior enlisted members for the Academy Enlisted Selection Opportunity Program, also known as AESOP. The program is designed to expose highly-qualified young men and women to the possibility of attending the academy and upon graduation, become commissioned officers in the U.S. Coast Guard.