Tag: dod

Military commission provides compensation, retirement recommendations to White House, Congress

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission provided its recommendations to President Barack Obama and Congress Thursday.

Oklahoma Coast Guard unit supports crucial DOD missions, trains Coast Guard inspectors

CITAT

What is the U.S. Coast Guard doing in Oklahoma? This is a question asked of members of the Container Inspection Training and Assistance Team almost every day. So what is this group of marine safety professionals doing in the place where the wind goes sweeping down the plains? Keeping people safe from improperly transported hazardous materials, that’s what

Adm. Papp discusses maritime strategic issues with Adm. Greenert and Gen. Amos

On stage

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp was joined by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert to discuss maritime strategic issues during the WEST 2013 Luncheon Town Hall Address in San Diego, Calif. A main point of discussion during the event was the Commander-in-Chief’s strategic guidance that the U.S military “…will of necessity rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.”

Shipmate of the Week – Magnus Graham

The Coast Guard is working to create a culture where our entire workforce understands sexual assault is a crime and will tolerate nothing short of respect for their fellow shipmates. As shipmates, each and every person in the Coast Guard has a shared responsibility to make this change. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month,

Continue reading

RAINN and Coast Guard partner for Safe Helpline

DoD Safe Helpline

Coast Guard Compass asked Scott Berkowitz, president and founder of Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, to share his thoughts on the new Safe Helpline initiative that provides support to adult active duty and reserve members of the armed services and the National Guard. As Sexual Assault Awareness month comes to a close, preventing sexual assault remains everyone’s duty.

Back to Iraq

FORT DIX, N.J. - Cmdr. Brenden Kettner listens to a briefing during Expeditionary Combat Readiness training at Fort Dix, Dec. 14, 2010. Kettner is preparing for a one-year tour to Afganistan. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen.

As a military force, the Coast Guard is often called on by our counterparts in the Department of Defense to provide mission expertise unique to our service. Over the past several years, United States Forces Iraq has called upon the port infrastructure and security skills of Coast Guardsmen as leaders of the Port Advisory Coordinating

Continue reading

Guardian of the Week – LTs Hannah Bealon and Randall Black

Lt. Black was awarded the Department of Defense African American History Month Recognition Award, last week in Atlanta. (Coast Guard photo) Lt. Bealon was awarded the Department of Defense African American History Month Recognition Award, last week in Atlanta. ( Photo courtesy of Lt. Bealon) Last Wednesday Lieutenants Randall Black and Hannah Bealon where recognized

Continue reading

Coast Guard Recruiters Need You!

Coast Guard Recruiters Need You! DoD’s Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies (JAMRS) office is looking for a few good Guardians (active and reserve) to tell recruitment-aged youth and their parents about their jobs and careers in the Coast Guard. Officers and enlisted members will be featured in the careers section of todaysmilitary.com, which is

Continue reading

CGC Legare Blogger’s Roundtable

On Tuesday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Legare, Commander D. Scott Bauby, will be discussing the Legare’s role in Africa Partnership Station. The cutter recently returned from a three-month deployment working with African coastal nations in real-time law enforcement missions under the direction of Commander, U.S. Naval

Continue reading