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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Allen W. Thiele

Coast Guard chief petty officers are known to make a significant difference in the Coast Guard. But some chiefs, like the fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Allen W. Thiele, do more – they leave a legacy.

Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: YN1 Blake Tilton

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers
This is the seventh in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration.

Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: SK1 Amanda Distasio

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers This is the fifth in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration. SK1 Amanda Distasio with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven W. Cantrell What has

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Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: IT2 Melissa Mercado

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers This is the fourth in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration. Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa Mercado’s father pins on her rank insignia during her “A” school graduation. U.S.

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Take Action: Alcohol Awareness Month – Think before you drink

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, designed to increase command awareness and understanding, reduce stigma, and encourage people to focus on alcohol-related issues. The effects of alcohol misuse and abuse continue to be significant for the Coast Guard and have an impact on our ability to execute our missions. It’s your duty to protect your shipmates if they’re at risk of hurting themselves or someone else. Intervening early and at low levels, such as by asking an intoxicated member if he/she has a plan for transportation home or ensuring he/she is not left alone, makes it less likely that the situation will escalate. In other words, taking action early should curtail or put an end to the dangerous situation, thus preventing an alcohol incident.