What Inspires You to be a Great Leader? Is it a co-worker, a family member, your favorite book, or a moving TED TALK? Join Rear Adm. William Kelly, assistant commandant for Coast Guard Human Resources, and Mr. Curtis Odom, director of Civilian Human Resources, Diversity and Leadership, as they continue the leadership dialogue. Please check back in with this blog series titled “Inspire” throughout the rest of the year as the 2017 Inspirational Leadership Award Winners share what has inspired them in their leadership journeys.
This week’s message round-up includes the announcement of the 2016 Capt. Carden and BM1 Cullen Maritime Security and Response Operations Excellence award and the 2017 Federal Asian Pacific American Council Meritorious Service Award winners. Submission solicitations for the 2017 NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award and 2017 League of United Latin American Citizens Excellence in Public Service Award are due at the end of April 2017.
The Chief Journalist Alex Haley Award, named for the renowned author, recognizes achievements of individual authors and photographers whose published works have helped to raise the visibility of the Coast Guard. Links to the winning submissions can be found here.
For those looking for information about the Coast Guard, the support programs and services that are available to our members and families, you’ll want to spread the word about the United States Coast Guard’s Health, Safety and Work Life (HSWL) app from USCG’s Office of Work-Life Programs available on both Android and Apple products.
The mission of the Coast Guard Ombudsman Program is to improve communication between the command and Coast Guard family members. Coast Guard ombudsmen are communication links, provide information and referral resources, and act as advocates for family members. March 26 […]
Today the Coast Guard inducted the first Gold and Silver Ancients Tridents, Rear Adm. Linda L. Fagan and Master Chief R. Shane Hooker respectively. The tradition of naming a Coast Guard community’s “Ancient” dates back to 1966, when aviators created the Ancient Albatross, a title developed to recognize the longest serving pilot in the Coast Guard. The Gold and Silver Ancient Tridents are titles given to the officer and enlisted member who have served in the Marine Safety community the longest. The Marine Safety field operations include vessel and facility inspection, waterways management, pollution response and marine casualty investigations.
Rachel Conley was selected as the Wanda Allen-Yearout Coast Guard Ombudsman of the Year. The award recognizes an ombudsman each year who has shown exceptional commitment to supporting Coast Guard families, and it was named after a woman who worked tirelessly more than 30 years ago to help build an ombudsman program for the service.
This week’s message round-up includes solicitations for the USO Coast Guardsman of the Year, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance fundraising, Advanced Education and Postgraduate, Officer Evaluation Reports, and Blacks in Government Training Institute information.
Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers This is the third in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration. What is […]
Last week, Admiral Zukunft held his third State of the Coast Guard Address. He started his remarks with a single word that represents the men and women of our Coast Guard: phenomenal. You – our active, reserve, civil service and auxiliary members – are at the very heart of what has made this an exceptional year for our Coast Guard. You truly are phenomenal.