Walking the deckplates: Vice Adm. Sandra Stosz heads DCMS

Vice Adm. Sandra Stosz walks the deckplates and engages with staff as she continues to establish expectations and provide transparency as the newly designated Deputy Commandant of Mission Support. Read more for further insight into her leadership style, expections and path forward.


ECIP

Calling all innovators – use YOUR ideas to help solve Service challenges!

The Coast Guard’s Innovation Council has launched Enterprise Common Ideation Platform , or ECIP, Connect – a crowd-sourcing tool designed specifically for members of our Coast Guard family, including active duty, civilian, reserve and Auxiliary, to help solve Service ‘challenges’ from anywhere, anytime, on any device.


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.


Coast Guard Special Needs Program 2015 enrollment deadline approaching

The Coast Guard Office of Work-Life is reminding all active duty members and selected reserve members on orders for 181 days or more who have dependent family members diagnosed with medical, psychological, physical, or educational special needs to ensure all enrollment documentation for the Special Needs Program be updated by Sept. 30, 2015, or be administratively closed on Oct. 1, 2015.


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: Accountability, It’s everyone’s responsibility

Serving in the military is both challenging and rewarding. From the Commandant to the newest recruit, each member is challenged to become proficient at their craft and is handed a level of responsibility.


Motorcycle Safety Mentorship: Riders taking care of riders

Peers often play a significant role in an individual’s decision to begin riding a motorcycle. Peer influences include the type of motorcycle to ride, whether to take training, and what personal protective equipment to wear. While it is ultimately a rider’s decision and responsibility, peer influences cannot be ignored.


OSMS and YOU: Auxiliary Operations Coordination

CG-OAP15 recognizes officers who excel at integrating the Auxiliary with Coast Guard activities. This specialty code can be earned by officers who come in sustained contact with their Auxiliary counterparts. Specifically, it can be earned upon completing two years satisfactory performance as a unit Auxiliary Liaison Officer, or AUXLO or sector division officer, or following two years of satisfactory performance as a district Director of Auxiliary, or DIRAUX or in a CG-BSX-1 staff billet. In essence, officers with the CG-OAP15 specialty code know how to get the get the job done by leading volunteers.


Motorcycle Safety Month: Training

Motorcycle safety training: What you need to know

Operating a motorcycle requires physical skill sets such as hand and eye coordination and balance. Many new riders learn to ride on their own with no formal training, and learning to ride in everyday traffic can be dangerous. Many new riders simply do not fully understand the necessary skills needed to be a safe rider.


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