This is the 17th 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.
What does it take to become a Gold Badge Command Master Chief? Command Master Chief Jason Vanderhaden, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, talks about his mentor, Boatswain’s Mate Master Chief Mark Schweiger and how he pushed everyone who worked with him to be their best.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell kicks off this new enlisted leadership blog series by talking about his mentor, retired Master Chief Jerry Alverson. The blog series will be published the first Wednesday of every month, right here on Coast Guard All Hands.
Will you be transitioning from active Coast Guard service to private life in the next year? If so, then Hiring Our Heroes is a program which may help assist you during the next phase of your life.
I suppose I was lumped into a few categories in my Coast Guard career – mostly for the good – although there were a few who just couldn’t seem to see any value in me. I never did understand why. Fortunately, several people took me under their wing, at several stages in my career, because they saw potential and a strong work ethic underneath the rough edges I displayed.
When company chiefs at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy inform others of their title, they are usually met with a question or two. What is a company chief? What do you do at the academy…
Each year, the President of the United States designates February as African American History Month – a national celebration of both the accomplishments of and long struggle for equality for black Americans. In recognition of African American History Month 2011, the Compass has asked Coast Guard men and women about the valuable role mentoring plays