Tag: State of the Coast Guard Address

Stories Behind the State of the Coast Guard

The theme for the 2020 State of the Coast Guard Address is “Why I Serve,” which highlights the individual motivations each of us have to serve in the world’s best Coast Guard.

No matter the motivation, our people come from every corner of society and bring with them individual experiences as diverse as our Nation. Each person’s unique skills and backgrounds are vital to our missions, and we wanted to capture the importance of that diversity during the State of the Coast Guard.

Paratus Report: March 2017, Episode 1

Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell hosts the March 2017 episode 1 of the “Paratus Report” to keep Coast Guard members informed of what’s happening throughout the service. In this episode: Staffing needs for the Coast Guard Cyber Program, the new Incident Management Handbook app and the State of the Coast Guard Address.

2015 State of the Coast Guard Address: Opening remarks from the MCPOCG

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell provided opening remarks addressing the Coast Guard focusing on the invaluable accomplishments and hard work performed by the members of the Coast Guard.

1 day, 3 missions, 4 lives saved

It was a week after Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp had given his State of the Coast Guard address. Capt. Joseph P. Kelly, commanding officer of Air Station Elizabeth City, had set aside an afternoon for all-hands training to watch the speech and reflect on themes from the address. In the two hours surrounding the scheduled training time, however, the SAR alarm had sounded. Not once, but three times. In a period of just a few short hours crews would launch out of Air Station Elizabeth City one after the other. By day’s end four lives would be saved.

Forward… to the Horizon

Admiral Bob Papp

Today I delivered my third State of the Coast Guard Address at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. As we look back on what we’ve accomplished in the last year and then look forward to the horizon, I have great confidence and optimism about where we are today and where we are headed.