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The Leadership Council

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Today, the Coast Guard’s Leadership Council commenced its 9th meeting under the direction of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. Formally established 18 years ago, the Leadership Council is the Commandant’s senior-most, formal decision-making and advisory body.

Five takeaways from the NNOA Annual Leadership, Professional Development & Training Conference

Friday, July 22, 2016

ADM Paul Zukunft, Commandant, USCG, stands for a picture with fellow Coast Guard officers and civilians of all ranks at the NNOA Annual Leadership, Professional Development & Training Conference at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia, July 19, 2016. Photo by CDR Warren Judge.

Coast Guard members recently participated in the National Naval Officers Association’s annual conference in Virginia Beach, Va. The agenda was loaded with discussions and opportunities for mentoring. Attendees learned about the work that is happening in human resources and recruiting to develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and how they can grow professionally as leaders, mentors, and mentees. Here are just five of the countless takeaways from the conference.

Affinity Group Highlight: Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Affinity Group Feature

The Coast Guard participates in many affinity group events throughout the year. Recently, the 29th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium brought together men and women from all five services to discuss leadership and other important topics. Read the full post to learn more about this event and affinity groups.

Leadership in a 21st Century Coast Guard

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Over the past few weeks, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft met with Coast Guard members to talk about his leadership principles: know your purpose, standards matter, trust and empower your people, and take decisive action.

New requirements for enlisted advancements: leadership development continuum courses

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Petty Officer 3rd Class Killian Whitmore, a gunner's mate with Boston's Maritime Safety and Security Team, displays his 2nd Class collar devices prior to his advancement. Whitmore was advanced to Petty Officer 2nd Class on Sept. 1, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Are you planning on taking the May servicewide? Are you looking to advance in the next few years? If so, make sure you are aware of a new requirement for enlisted leadership development continuum courses. The change will require enlisted member’s to meet new criteria at specific points in their career. Currently, the changes only apply to active-duty service members.

Military Child of the Year Award 2016 nominations now open

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Often times military families are separated for long periods of time leaving many children to take on extra responsibilities in the household. Military children are resilient, strong people facing challenges of military life while demonstrating leadership within their families and their communities. So, take some time out of your busy schedule to recognize a deserving military child!

Maritime Law Enforcement Training Academy earns leadership award

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Capt. Thomas Walsh,center, stands with members of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation board during an award presentation, April 16, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation board recently recognized the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy for their support and contribution to the overal FLETA mission as well as demonstrating the highest standards associated with the advancement of the federal law enforcement training mission.

Chiefs – The compass for our workforce for 95 years

Monday, May 18, 2015

Graphic for Dialouge with the MCPOCG series.

Among all the changes we’ve seen since 1920, I’m proud to say one constant has been our Chiefs; Chiefs have delivered world-class leadership to our workforce, improving the lives and careers of our Coast Guardsmen and ensure they are fully capable to accomplish any and all of our missions.

Kids serve too: 2015 Coast Guard Military Child of the Year

Friday, April 17, 2015

The recipients all have one thing in common – they demonstrate resiliency, leadership and achievement while supporting their parents’ service. As the Coast Guard recipient, Caleb Parsons exemplified all those things and more.

Leadership development through blended training: SELC evolves into 21st-century learning

Monday, February 23, 2015

The six weeks spent immersed in leadership discussions on Coast Guard history, core values, ethics, budget, conflict management and organizational change bolstered by a trip to Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, a mentoring session with recruits and cadets, and a tour of chase hall and the Coast Guard Museum was an experience of a lifetime for Senior Enlisted Leadership Course students.

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