Pictured from left to right are John Cavallaro, Curtis Odum, Elliott Cavanaugh and Andrew Gates, participants in the Aspiring Leader Program. Photo courtesy of CG-12.

Coast Guard honors high performers of the Aspiring Leader Program

The Aspiring Leader Program sponsored by the Coast Guard’s Office of Leadership helps to prepare our junior civilian employees for positions as team leaders, supervisors and managers. Recent graduates of the training share their thoughts about the program in this post.


Cybersecurity notices to be issued June 8-19, 2015

Beginning June 8, 2015, and continuing through June 19, 2015, OPM will be sending notifications to individuals whose PII was potentially compromised in cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have exposed the Personally Identifiable Information. More than 8,000 civilian Coast Guard employees may have been affected.


Protecting your identity; fraud and theft assistance

In the wake of a recent cybersecurity intrusion into the Office of Personnel Management data systems, potentially 4 million federal employees may have been impacted, including more than 8,000 civilian Coast Guard employees. Beginning June 8, 2015, those affected will be notified by email or official letter via the U.S. Postal Service. All notifications will occur prior to June 19, 2015.


Using Mobile Apps for Hurricane preparedness

The 2015 Hurricane season is fast approaching. To prepare Coast Guard personnel and their families for the possible hardships brought forth by such ravaging storms, Coast Guard commands across the country are revising contingency plans, executing hurricane exercises, performing training, etc.


Motorcycle Safety Month: Policy

May is recognized as motorcycle safety awareness month. Throughout the month, Coast Guard All Hands will share important information for Coast Guard men and women who ride, and for supservisors of those who ride.


Honor, respect and dependents on duty

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Riley and Chris Hollandsworth are getting ready for significant life changes — Riley is preparing herself to move away for college and Chris is preparing to become the man of the house.


OSMS and YOU: Prevention Ashore

Prevention Officers with this specialty have the training, skills, and experience to manage and execute the Coast Guard’s prevention operations. Prevention mission management requires detailed knowledge of the inspection of vessels, facilities, maritime investigations, enforcement of waterway safety and security standards, and waterway analyses.


2015 Social Media Handbook

New Social Media handbook for 2015

“Social media provides us an amazing opportunity to reach audiences that we have never been able to reach and your personal use of social media can be a big part of this,” said Capt. Tony Hahn, Chief, Office of Public Affairs.


Alcohol Awareness Month: Support and Recovery

Arriving at home on the evening of March 3, 2015 I was still energized over the day’s events. If you had told me when my substance use was in its acute stage 13 years earlier that my future would include being a guest in the Coast Guard Headquarters Flag Mess with the Coast Guard Surgeon General and the Director of National Drug Control Policy…well, I would have thought you were crazy.


OSMS and YOU: Engineering

Engineering (CG-ENG10) is a specialty designation for positions and officers. Officers with this designation have demonstrated progress toward any of the engineering subspecialties through education, experience, and PQS completion.


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