Shape the future: OS1 Melissa Mathis

Shape the future: OS1 Melissa Mathis

Your career experience will help you become a better instructor and the recruits will benefit. Your experience as an instructor will help you become a better supervisor regardless of your career path.


Air Station Clearwater hosts 6th annual Coast Guard Naval Aviation Internship

From school books to survival swimming

Every summer for the past six years crewmembers from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida have hosted a week-long internship for these high school students. The internship allowed them to experience the behind the scenes vantage point of both Coast Guard and civil aviation. Furthermore, the internship exposed the students and cadets to other job opportunities and career paths within the Coast Guard.


Petty Officer 1st Class Korey Keefauver, an instructor at Operations Specialist "A" school. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Shape the future: OS1 Korey Keefauver

Caring for my students’ well-being and for the quality of the training they receive drives my leadership style. Being able to communicate and relate with others are important skills for any instructor to be successful.


Shelley Kimball and her family. Photo by Bill Keefrey.

From the Homefront: Year in review

It is hard to believe that a year has passed here at From the Homefront. In our first column, we set our goals – specifically to make sure Coast Guard families’ voices are heard and to start conversations together about what matters in our lives. You honored me resoundingly by sharing your stories and experiences, and by doing so, we have shown thousands of readers what it means to be a Coastie.


Boat Crew College

Reserve boat crew colleges: Honing skills

Reserve boat crew colleges have been successfully conducted for many years throughout the Coast Guard as a way for reservists to get a concentrated dose of instruction. Station Cape May recently hosted a two-week reserve boat crew college with members from stations Cape May, Atlantic City and Philadelphia and members from Aids to Navigation Team Cape May.


Shape the future: SKCS Bou

Shape the future: SKCS George Bou

A great Company Commander is someone who is willing and actually able to give what they would demand of the recruits, someone who enjoys coaching and mentoring. Someone that is driven and can work with large group of people with a certain degree of autonomy. Clock-punchers need not apply!


Graphic for Dialouge with the MCPOCG series.

Strategic framework for Chief Petty Officers – the compass of our workforce

But, I think that framework, my personal leadership philosophy, is pertinent information for anyone – whether you’re a Chief, aspire to be a Chief one day, or work for/with a Chief.

The mission of the Chief Petty Officer is to deliver world-class leadership to the workforce. We strive to improve the lives and careers of our people and their families while we create mission-ready Coast Guardsmen. Everyone we work with has value and we, as Chiefs, will treat them as such.


Shades of Green

Armed Forces Recreation Centers: Vacation and value

Are you looking to go on a vacation – and save some cash? Look no further! The U.S. Army Installation Management Command operates affordable joint service resorts, known as the Armed Forces Recreation Centers. As part of the U.S. Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, these resorts offer a full range of opportunities for rest and relaxation.


Shape the Future: IT1 Neil Garrand

Shape the future: IT1 Neil Garrand

I’ve learned how to incorporate a variety of tools to effectively deliver IT course material: hardware, software, hand tools, and display options. I’ve learned how to keep the instruction fresh by having students work in large and small groups to accomplish learning objectives.


Adm. Paul Zukunft

Commandant’s Independence Day Message – Service to Nation

Celebrating the birth of our great Nation, we are reminded of the enduring spirit of America and the brave patriots who have fought for freedom, many of whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice. For more than two centuries, Coast Guard men and women have safeguarded Americans through a common thread that binds us all – Service to Nation.


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