Tag: Paul Zukunft

U.S. Coast Guard welcomes new vice commandant

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft looks on as Adm. Charles Ray thanks Adm. Chuck Michel for his service as the 30th vice commandant of the Coast Guard during the vice commandant change-of-watch ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2018. During the event, Ray (left) became the 31st vice commandant of the Coast Guard. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Adm. Charles D. Michel as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard by during a military change-of-watch ceremony Thursday, May 24, 2018, at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in D.C. A change-of-command is a time-honored ceremony that signifies the absolute transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability from one person to another.

Commandant’s 2018 Reading List

This year offers opportunities for every component to reinforce a culture of excellence and highlight the importance of leadership at all levels. I reflected on my own Leadership Philosophy and selected books to inspire and challenge you to help lead the Coast Guard through this world of accelerating change.

Thankful for our United States Coast Guard

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft dines with Coast Guard members during a Thanksgiving meal. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft dines with Coast Guard members assigned to Patrol Forces Southwest Asia during Thanksgiving. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley. Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft As families, friends and loved ones join together to give thanks, my wife Fran and I are honored

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Adm. Zukunft Testifies Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft appeared before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today to discuss Coast Guard Search and Rescue and its response to the

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Veterans Serve Each Other

Coasties Helping Coasties Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm.Paul Zukunft For more than 227 years, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard have served for a cause far greater than themselves. This year is no different. In late August the entire Coast Guard Family, our active duty, reserve, civilian, auxiliary and retired

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Be There for Your Shipmates

September marks suicide awareness month. While this campaign lasts just one month every year, suicide awareness does not end on the 30th. Our commitment to each other endures year-round. We support each other in the field, and we support each other at home. If you or someone you know is struggling with one of life’s obstacles, be there for them. Together, we can and will overcome these obstacles.

From the Commandant: 227 years of Service to Nation

Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft Wherever you fit in this organization, regardless of your specialty, you are part of a legacy and Coast Guard family that reaches back more than two centuries and has never meant more to the Nation than it does today. As your Commandant, I thank you for making

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Adm. Zukunft testifies at House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

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Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft appeared today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation to discuss acquisition programs and modernizing the force. In addressing the subcommittee, the Commandant discussed the Coast Guard’s unique authorities and its ability to bridge gaps and create opportunities. Not only is the Coast Guard an armed service that advances national security objectives, it also executes the President’s national security and economic prosperity priorities.

Securing the Western Hemisphere

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft meets with Colombian Vice President Oscar Naranjo alongside government officials. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Transnational organized crime is a 750 billion dollar enterprise. Motivated by profit, criminal organizations drive widespread instability in South and Central America as they exploit vulnerable populations by trafficking drugs, children, bulk cash and weapons.