From the Commandant: Happy Holidays as we close this remarkable year

“Fran and I wish each of you – all 88,000 active duty, Reserve, civilian, retired and Auxiliary – a joyous holiday and the very best of New Years.”


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

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.


Diversity and Inclusion – Leaders of Progress

Women do not only serve afloat in the Coast Guard, but they can also hold the highest positions onboard the cutters. While it is normal for women to serve afloat now, this wasn’t always the case and it is something to continue to celebrate! That’s why Coast Guard Cutter Healy stood an all-female watch (to include 10 women) while underway for its second mission of the summer with a crew of 88 aboard, of which 24% is female. This blog will tell you all about why these women serve and what inspires them while they serve afloat.


What happened at NACON 2016

The National Coast Guard Auxiliary Conference was recently held in Phoenix. This was a time for more than 300 Coast Guard auxiliary, active duty, reserve and civilian members to come together to discuss not only the mission, but fellowship together as well. The Commandant and other senior leaders attended the conference to thank the auxiliary for volunteering their time and skills, to praise them for their successes, and to provide direction for the next year. Read more to find out more about what happened at NACON 2016!


Paratus Report

The Paratus Report, Episode 11

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! The Paratus Report is a workforce news program focused at keeping Coast Guard members informed of what’s happening throughout their Coast Guard. The episode will air monthly on the official Coast Guard YouTube channel, and a brief recap with additional information will be provided right here on Coast Guard All Hands.


CG Day cake

From the Homefront: How Coast Guard Day is celebrated across the service

August 4th is a special day for the Coast Guard and its members, as well as the families that support them. It is a day to honor the organization’s past and present, along with the men and women who have served and who serve today. It’s a day to spend time with shipmates and the entire Coast Guard family! Here are just some of the ways Coast Guard units and their families celebrate the Coast Guard’s birthday.


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.

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

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 Feature

Affinity Group Highlight: Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium

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.


CDTT Network Switch lead Chief Warrant Officer Erick Wilson teaches Information System Technicians Specialists at Engineering Support Detachment (ESD) Baltimore on standard network compliance Sept. 28, 2015. Checking for vulnerabilities, Tiger Teams are inspecting, testing and scanning the security of all web-based interfaces and applications interfacing the Coast Guard unclassified network to bring units into compliance. US Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster/Cyber CAT Public Information Officer

Taking stock of our cyber networks, securing our operational domain

The Coast Guard recognizes the vulnerability of cyber networks and has been tirelessly working to bring Coast Guard units into cyber compliance through physical security space assessments and deploying teams of IT specialists in what is known as Cyber CAT, guided by the Coast Guard Cyber Strategy. The Cyber CAT is moving forward to educate, sustain and make culture changes in cybersecurity.