In this video message, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel, shares details about the results of a special DEOCS administered in January 2016. Watch the video for more information, which contains the results of the survey as well as a way forward for our organization.
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Growing up in Portsmouth, Virginia, Chief Petty Officer Carlton White didn’t have very many military role models. That all changed when, in 5th grade, the Coast Guard adopted his grade school through the Partnership in Education (PIE) program, sending two active-duty Coast Guard members to frequently engage with his class throughout the school year. The PIE program enhances educational opportunities and career awareness for the nation’s youth through direct participation in education related programs. All members of the Coast Guard family, including active duty, reserve, auxiliary, civilian and retirees are encouraged to participate in school and community activities approved by their command. Read the full post to learn more about Chief’s story and the importance of the PIE program!
Despite experiencing hatred and racism in her youth, Dr. Olivia Hooker has dedicated her life to serving the needs of her community and her nation, living by her life philosophy, “it’s not about you or me; it’s about what we can give to this world.” Now, at the age of 101, Hooker remains an important member of the long blue line and an example of the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty.
The Coast Guard is conducting a special Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey, DEOCS, primarily extended to members who could not participate during the past 12 months because their unit has fewer than 25 personnel. Other military and civilian members who, for any reason, have not taken the DEOCS in the last 12 months may also participate.
“During my time in the military, private sector, and now the Coast Guard, I’ve worked with many competent leaders, but only a few exceptional individuals,” said John C. Johns, the managing attorney adviser at the Coast Guard’s administrative law judge docketing center in Baltimore. “Megan is one of those rare exceptional leaders.”
Each year, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft recognizes Coast Guard leaders who embody the principles of civil rights/human rights, justice and equality and the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Read more about how to nominate a senior leader who is committed to civil rights and the Coast Guard core values.
Coast Guard All Hands’ first Bravo Zulu goes out to Lt. Cmdr. Deon J. Scott. Scott was recently recognized for his outstanding contributions and leadership in support of the Coast Guard’s diversity efforts with the 2013 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award.
If you are a chief petty officer transferring during AY14, consider serving as an equal opportunity advisor for your new command. You may have received civil rights awareness training from an EOA in the past but the responsibilities of the position are much more substantial than conducting mandatory training.
Dr. Olivia Hooker, 97, addresses an audience at a Women's History Month celebration in Manhattan's Federal Hall on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Dr Hooker, who went on to earn her doctorate in psychology, joined the service as a SPAR – Semper Paratus, Always Ready – the acronym used for female service personnel during World War