Over the past 100 years, the Coast Guard chief has become a linchpin to the Service, able to advise petty officers and commissioned officers in the chain of command. Since 1920, chiefs have served many roles. These include teacher, parent, rating specialist and mentor.
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Here is the newest edition of the Paratus Report! This episode covers the Coast Guard’s participation in Fleet Week. It also commemorates the 97th anniversary of the creation of the Coast Guard chief petty officer.
On Sept. 6, three Coast Guard Cutter Healy crewmembers walked down the ship’s brow onto a large ice floe at the North Pole. Twenty-two of their shipmates followed. The Arctic wind was howling, bringing the temperature down to a biting negative seven degrees. In spite of the environment, these three stood proudly in their service dress bravos as their shipmates pinned anchors to their collars, bestowing upon them the title of indoctrinated chief petty officer.
“As the principal ones impacted by any change to the EPME system, polling our current enlisted workforce is an absolutely critical step in improving the process,” said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell. “I look forward to seeing the results of the survey and the direction those results take us.”
Chief Petty Officer Karen Voorhees is the first woman to advance to chief petty officer in the rate of aviation survival technician since women were integrated into Coast Guard active duty service in 1973.
Chief Petty Officer Dennis Amerson, fire chief at the Coast Guard Fire Department at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, talks to the fire team on the radio during a drill at the yard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg. Written by Lt. j.g. Stephen Henderson, Yard Facilities management department.
Written by Lt. Jon Bernhardt, seaward security officer, Commander Task Group 56.5. Chief Petty Officer Keith Cupples, a reservist with Port Security Unit 305. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The Coast Guard’s chief petty officer charge says as a chief, “It is now required that you be the fount of wisdom, the ambassador of good will,
With over 50 years of service around the world, Coast Guard Cutter Ingham is a quintessential portrait of Coast Guard history from 1936 to 1988. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum & National Historic Landmark. At the heart of Old Town Key West, Fla., nestled alongside a pier at Truman Waterfront, is
After nearly 45 years of service to the nation, Coast Guard Cutter Dallas is being decommissioned. From performing naval gunfire support missions off Vietnam to being the command ship during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift, Dallas has truly seen it all. As Dallas is decommissioned, a new fleet of national security cutters are coming on the
The United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association held their 43rd Annual Convention in Daytona, Fla., from August 15 to 19. At their annual convention, chiefs and their retired counterparts meet to discuss issues facing Coast Guard leadership over the past year and work towards solutions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd