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A journey in leadership: Adm. Paul Zukunft addresses Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

During his annual leadership address at the Coast Guard Academy, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft took the Corps of Cadets on a journey in leadership, sharing insights from more than 40 years of service.

Leadership: Watch, Listen, Learn

Monday, February 6, 2017

Last month, the Commandant shared his reading list as a way to encourage continued learning and personal growth. Recognizing your demanding operational schedules, I wanted to complement his reading list with other ways in which you can think about your role as a leader within our Coast Guard. Below are podcasts, TED talks and even a documentary that I have found inspiring and educational. In sharing this list, I encourage you to listen, watch and learn with the hope that the ideas they spark can be woven into your day and help you grow in your own leadership journey.

Submit your nominations for 2017 Military Child of the Year

Friday, September 23, 2016

Operation Homefront is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Military Child of the Year. A Coast Guard kid (8 to 18 years old) will be selected to represent the service! The recipient will receive a national award to include cash, a laptop, and a trip to Washington, D.C. Parents can nominate their children, teachers can nominate students – just about anyone can nominate on the program’s website. Submit a nomination for your deserving military child!

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.

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