Today the Coast Guard inducted the first Gold and Silver Ancients Tridents, Rear Adm. Linda L. Fagan and Master Chief R. Shane Hooker respectively. The tradition of naming a Coast Guard community’s “Ancient” dates back to 1966, when aviators created the Ancient Albatross, a title developed to recognize the longest serving pilot in the Coast Guard. The Gold and Silver Ancient Tridents are titles given to the officer and enlisted member who have served in the Marine Safety community the longest. The Marine Safety field operations include vessel and facility inspection, waterways management, pollution response and marine casualty investigations.
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Units and personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor services have served with distinction in every major American conflict since the founding of the United States. The Persian Gulf War proved no exception to this rule.
Domenic A. Calicchio was one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s many unsung heroes whose career embodied the Service’s core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. The Coast Guard’s Inspections & Investigation School named the Calicchio Award for him due to the significant impact he had on the U.S. marine industry and the Coast Guard as a senior marine casualty investigator.
A strong leader leads by example and will do the right thing – even when no one is looking.
“Those are two leadership characteristics that I try to exemplify,” said Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Schock, a Coast Guard marine investigator. Schock recently received the Coast Guard Award for Excellence in Marine Inspections for his dedication to the Coast Guard and his team.
In the U.S. Coast Guard, the responsibility to safeguard life at sea falls heavily on the shoulders of those who operate within the marine safety mission. This mission does this by striving to prevent maritime incidents through regulation and inspections of commercial vessels and by conducting thorough investigations when accidents do occur.
Petty Officer 1st Class Ramona Mason, an operations specialist and VTS Puget Sound watchstander, monitors vessel traffic in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bradshaw. Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bradshaw. A dense fog bank formed several hundred yards west of the Golden
A crewman from the cruise ship Volendam secures a line from a liferaft to the deck of the ship during an abandon ship drill demonstration for Coast Guard inspectors from Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak. The crew is required to know what actions to take during maritime emergencies, like how to launch a liferaft. U.S. Coast
Deadliest Sea author Kalee Thompson provides her thoughts on the recently released report of the Marine Board of Investigation into the sinking of the Alaska Ranger. All opinions expressed by Ms. Thompson are her own and posting her perspective in no way reflects the opinion of the United States Coast Guard.
For well over two centuries, the Coast Guard has worked to safeguard our Nation and its citizens, to secure our maritime borders, and to serve as a responsible steward of our oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. – Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard The Coast Guard has a centuries-old tradition as America’s
A mother polar bear and her two cubs are spotted from the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea. The Polar Sea is transporting scientists to the far north in support of several research studies, including polar bear research. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns) Click the image to read