From its beginning as the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790, the Coast Guard’s unique authorities and organizational culture of adaptability have allowed it to make great contributions to intelligence and to important military successes in our nation’s history.
Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to the men and women of Coast Guard Cryptologic Services Group Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific for their leadership in the intelligence community. Recently, the team was recognized with the Department of Homeland Security’s 2013 Intelligence Leadership Award.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper visited Coast Guard headquarters on Dec. 3. Clapper met with Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and Rear Adm. Christopher Tomney, assistant commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations, to discuss the role of Coast Guard Intelligence within the national intelligence community.
Cyberdefense is taking its rightful place at the forefront of the American military. In the 21st century, computers are the tip of the spear. The Coast Guard is doing its part to keep America safe.
William Callaghan, unit chief of the National Joint Terrorism Task Force; Jacquelyn Hamelryck, senior special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Christopher Whitaker, special agent, Coast Guard Investigative Service; Brett Simpson, deputy assistant director for operations, Coast Guard Investigative Service; DeAnna Vargas, acting assistant section chief, Domestic Terrorism Operations Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Kevin
Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton requested and received 10 revenue cutters to be used to patrol the coast to identify smugglers and ensure tariffs were paid. Portrait courtesy of the National Archives. Written by Lisa Novak, Coast Guard Public Affairs. How long does it take to get to a 10-year anniversary? About 221 years.
A second death occurred on Lake Erie late Thursday night. This story is another strong and serious reminder of the importance of knowing the water conditions before swimming, of wearing a life jacket, and of never swimming alone. Story here Station Fort Myers Beach in Florida received two remarkable awards for superior performance – the