Tag: Kevin Cook

Coast Guard continues partnership with HBCUs

A Coast Guardsman from the Deployable Operations Group talks to students attending a Historically Black Colleges and Universities summit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn. Written by Lt. Cmdr. Zeita Merchant and Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn. Every day the Coast Guard successfully completes incredibly diverse missions at home

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Merchant mariners choose Coast Guard

Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2011 Coast Guard ensigns

Thirteen U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2011 graduates, who entered Coast Guard active duty as ensigns, stand with Coast Guard Rear Adm. Kevin Cook (far right). U.S. Coast Guard photo. When it comes to commissioning a military officer, most people think of the military academies or officer candidate schools. However, one accession source that

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Preventing Piracy: The U.S. Response to Piracy

A member of the U.S. Coast Guard maritime safety and security team (MSST) 91104 orders visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) and other MSST members to raise their hands during VBSS training near guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) Aug. 26, 2009, in the Gulf of Aden. Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counterpiracy operations off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian K. Fromal/Released)

A Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team and Navy personnel assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team, both assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain, conduct a pre-counterpiracy operations brief. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Today, Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, director of Prevention Policy, testified before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime

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Preventing Piracy: Taking action before attacks occur

piracy map

This map shows piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2011. Click on the image for the latest information on piracy attacks. Map courtesy of International Chamber of Commerce. The April 2009 attack on the U.S. freight vessel Maersk-Alabama reinvigorated America’s awareness of the threats of piracy. In 2010,

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