Tag: Master Chief Michael P. Leavitt

Chiefs dress up to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Members of the Bay Area Chief's Mess hold letters spelling the words "No Bystanders" on the flight deck of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton April 3, 2013. The Chief's Mess sponsored the day as Service Dress Blues Day to attract attention and begin discussions with personnel about sexual assault prevention awareness. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, and during this month, every unit in the Coast Guard will conduct a unit sexual assault awareness and prevention event to inform personnel about how to prevent sexual assault and resources available. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Thomas McKenzie)

If you were at a Coast Guard unit yesterday you may have wondered why Coast Guard chiefs were walking around in their dress uniforms in the middle of the week. Good. That is just the conversation starter we wanted when we created Service Dress Blue Day. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the Coast Guard and, as chiefs, we wanted to send a very strong message to all Coast Guardsmen that sexual assault will not be tolerated in our Coast Guard.

Adm. Papp, Secretary Napolitano honor Coast Guard veterans

Veterans Day ceremony

Master Chief Petty Officer Michael P. Leavitt, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Adm. Bob Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard, and Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, render honors at the Coast Guard Veterans Day Day Memorial ceremony at the Coast Guard World War I Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. Coast Guard

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