100 days discussion

100 days: Q&A

On his 100th day as Commandant, Coast Guard Commandant ADM Zukunft invited members of the Coast Guard to submit questions for senior leadership to answer based off what Coast Guard men and women are currently seeing at their unit or the challenges they see for our Service as we confront new and emerging threats. Last week, ADM Zukunft sat with the leadership team to discuss the questions that came in. Click through to read the selected questions and answers!


Adm. Neffenger

Coast Guardsmen get birthday call from senior leaders

As our service celebrated its 224th birthday yesterday, five servicemembers received a surprise phone call, and one a surprise visit, from the Coast Guard’s most senior leaders. Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft and Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger each recognized three servicemembers who exemplify excellence in mission execution and support at their respective units.


Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, deputy commandant for operations, answers questions asked by the crew aboard the Coast Guard cutter Bernard C. Webber. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

President Obama nominates Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger as the next Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard has announced President Barack Obama’s nomination of Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger, currently deputy commandant for operations, as the next Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. If confirmed, Neffenger would succeed Vice Adm. John P. Currier in a change of watch ceremony later this spring.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and Vice Adm. Brian Salerno during Salerno's retirement ceremony June 5, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Bravo zulu, VADM Brian Salerno!

Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to retired Vice Adm. Brian Salerno on his selection as the next director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. The former Coast Guard deputy commandant for operations will take the helm at BSEE on Monday.