Paratus Report: August 2017, Episode 1

The newest Paratus Report is out! In this episode: The Coast Guard is looking to the field to find highly motivated leaders to become the next company commanders, you can earn an additional point on your Service Wide Exam final multiple and there’s a new weight exemption for members using certain reproductive services to grow their family.


Shape the future: CWO Kimberly Angel

I love to teach; I always have. Being a company commander provided me an opportunity to teach and develop our organization’s future leaders.


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Shape the future: ET1 R.F. Williams

“If we are being honest, there were two reasons that motivated me to become a Company Commander. First, I wanted to give back to the service that had been so good to me for 12 years. I had a personal desire to make the biggest positive impact on the future of the Coast Guard and what better place to do that than TRACEN Cape May. This place is literally step one, ground zero, the event horizon of more than 80 percent of the Coast Guard’s entire workforce. Second, I needed a break from calibrating radar’s and replacing chart plotters.”


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Shape the future: SK2 Nicholas Saporito

“Ever since I completed basic training, I have dreamt of becoming a Company Commander. I still remember my Company Commanders vividly, just like every Coast Guardsmen I have ever spoken to does.”


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Shape the future: SKCS George Bou

A great Company Commander is someone who is willing and actually able to give what they would demand of the recruits, someone who enjoys coaching and mentoring. Someone that is driven and can work with large group of people with a certain degree of autonomy. Clock-punchers need not apply!


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Shape the future: Be a company commander

Editor’s note: This instructor profile is part of a series profiling some of the best instructors and company commanders at Training Center Cape May, N.J. Force Readiness Command will be featuring outstanding instructors regularly who go above and beyond to help shape the future of the Coast Guard at our eight training centers . Petty Officer 1st Class Rick Bauz is an experienced company commander from Training Center Cape May, who recently was selected as the Coast Guard’s Top Cadence Author for 2013.