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Focus on the Western Hemisphere: A network approach


Federal agencies and international partners are working tirelessly in the United States and abroad to combat Transnational Organized Crime networks. These efforts have been instrumental in eradicating production facilities and controlling the purchase of precursor chemicals used to make drugs; interrupting mobility corridors when illegal narcotics are being moved to stockpile locations; and integrating efforts to disrupt drug shipments and the distribution chain to impact the network itself.

Coast Guard, Marines, Nation remember Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro

A memorial to Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro at Guadalcanal. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Ask any Coast Guard man or woman and any Marine about Douglas Munro and you will instantly be taken back to the fateful day in 1942 when a Coast Guardsman gave his life so a detachment of Marines might live. To a woman or man, each will recite Munro’s last words to his best friend, Ray Evans, “Did they get off?” In many ways, Munro’s sacrifice is at the very core of the close relationship between the two services. And, all who hear Munro’s story instantly understand the bond between American brothers and sisters in arms and the true meaning of service to nation.

Change of Watch: Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

Today, Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger relieved Vice Adm. John Currier as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard during a change of watch ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp presided over the ceremony and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson also attended.

President Obama intends to nominate Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft addresses the crew of the Coast Guard Communication Station in Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 22, 2014. Zukunft, commander Coast Guard Pacific Area, along with Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander Coast Guard 17th District, recognized members of the COMMSTA for their hard work and volunteerism throughout Kodiak before discussing the Coast Guard state of affairs, current and future plans. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings.

Moments ago, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced President Obama’s intent to nominate Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, currently Pacific Area commander, to be the next commandant of the United States Coast Guard in an all hands email to DHS personnel.