Can a lousy lunch affect your afternoon performance on the job? Could that great steak dinner make or break your sleep patterns? Could that lack of sleep and heavy dinner from the night before affect your mission readiness? The answer is, yes.
The service has established an enlisted diver rating, and soon will have the first rated enlisted divers and warrant officers with a dive specialty. Allowing these dedicated individuals to focus on diving as their primary duty, rather than as a collateral one, represents an unprecedented change in the wake of the tragedy that took the lives of two Coast Guard divers, and is perhaps the greatest way to honor the service and legacy of Lt. Hill and Petty Officer 2nd Class Duque.
Every Coast Guard ombudsman has a list of favored resources and services that are as distinct as the families they serve. Families’ needs, whether on cutters, at stations or “geobaching,” are diverse and ombudsmen are prepared to respond. This week, I asked them to open their toolboxes and share the resources they find most useful for Coastie families.
“If we are being honest, there were two reasons that motivated me to become a Company Commander. First, I wanted to give back to the service that had been so good to me for 12 years. I had a personal desire to make the biggest positive impact on the future of the Coast Guard and what better place to do that than TRACEN Cape May. This place is literally step one, ground zero, the event horizon of more than 80 percent of the Coast Guard’s entire workforce. Second, I needed a break from calibrating radar’s and replacing chart plotters.”
Many of you will be invited to participate in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study. This RAND survey is a critical step toward all of our efforts to uphold our Duty to People. I ask that you provide us with candid, honest and direct feedback.
The Air National Guard reported aboard Air Station Clearwater as part of a unique partnership between the Coast Guard and the Air National Guard to refurbish various areas around the 72-acre base.
As our service celebrated its 224th birthday yesterday, five servicemembers received a surprise phone call, and one a surprise visit, from the Coast Guard’s most senior leaders. Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft and Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger each recognized three servicemembers who exemplify excellence in mission execution and support at their respective units.
“Ever since I completed basic training, I have dreamt of becoming a Company Commander. I still remember my Company Commanders vividly, just like every Coast Guardsmen I have ever spoken to does.”
Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. Today we celebrate the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard. We do so at a time when the Coast Guard is in greater demand than at any time in our […]
Many of you may be hearing that Coast Guard leadership is looking at possibly modifying the PCS assignment process – specifically, limiting PCS moves and lengthening tour lengths for our members in certain positions and at certain units.