Tag: Admiral Thad Allen

Guardian of the Week: Admiral Thad Allen

We’re bringing you the Guardian of the Week a few days early in recognition of the change of command ceremony that saw Admiral Robert Papp succeed Admiral Thad Allen as Commandant of the Coast Guard earlier today. Much has been said and written about Admiral Allen over the past several weeks, but we wanted to

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Change of Command: Commandant of the Coast Guard

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Admirals Allen and Papp listen to the National Anthem during the Coast Guard change of Command. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Bender) In a time-honored change of command ceremony presided over by Department of Homeland Security Secretary

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Admiral Robert Papp: 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Admiral Robert J. Papp, 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Moments ago, Admiral Robert J. Papp assumed command of the United States Coast Guard in a change of command ceremony teeming with naval tradition. Upon relieving Admiral Thad Allen of his command, the new commandant wasted no time in sharing his vision of

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Change of Watch: Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

Earlier today, Admiral Thad Allen presided over the final change of watch ceremony preceding tomorrow’s Commandant Change of Command. During today’s change of watch, Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara relieved Vice Admiral David Pekoske as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard. We welcome back former Coast Guard Compass blogger LT Anastacia Thorsson who provided us with

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ADM Allen to stay on as NIC

There has been a lot of speculation over the past couple of weeks as to who would run the federal response to the BP Oil Spill once Admiral Allen is relieved as Commandant of the Coast Guard on Tuesday. Today, Secretary Napolitano put an end to the rumors when she announced that Admiral Allen would

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Coast Guard commuters trade four wheels for two

Admiral Allen (center) leads Coast Guard bicyclists on Bike to Work Day 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Post written by Angela Hirsch, chief, Coast Guard Community Relations This Friday, Coast Guard Headquarters will join workplaces around the country to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. Even if your bicycle sports a banana seat and cards

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Admiral Papp receives Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award

U.S. Naval War College Foundation Executive Director Roger Nolan and U.S. Naval War College President Navy Rear Adm. James P. Wisecup present Coast Guard Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., with the 2010 NWC Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kip Wadlow. ) Post written by Commander Carla McCarthy,

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Admiral Allen briefs President Obama on Deepwater Horizon operations

President Barack Obama meets with Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, and other administration officials in the Oval Office, April 22, 2010, regarding the situation in the Gulf of Mexico. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The following statement was issued by the White House last night after Admiral

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World Bank recognizes Coast Guard diversity program

Graduating cadets at the Coast Guard Academy's 128th Commencement Exercises take their oath of office and officially become ensigns. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk) “Diversity is an operational necessity” – Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard The Coast Guard’s ongoing effort to better reflect American society with

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UPDATED: First Sentinel Class cutter named for CG hero Webber

The 153-foot long Sentinel-class patrol boat is capable of speeds of 28 plus knots. It is armed with one stabilized, remotely-operated 25mm chain gun and four crew-served .50 caliber machine guns. It has a crew capacity of 22 people and is able to perform independently for a minimum of five days at sea and be

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