April is Alcohol Awareness Month, designed to increase command awareness and understanding, reduce stigma, and encourage people to focus on alcohol-related issues. The effects of alcohol misuse and abuse continue to be significant for the Coast Guard and have an impact on our ability to execute our missions. It’s your duty to protect your shipmates if they’re at risk of hurting themselves or someone else. Intervening early and at low levels, such as by asking an intoxicated member if he/she has a plan for transportation home or ensuring he/she is not left alone, makes it less likely that the situation will escalate. In other words, taking action early should curtail or put an end to the dangerous situation, thus preventing an alcohol incident.
It’s that time of year again – time to submit your nominations for Enlisted Person of the Year, both from the active duty and reserve components! Award submissions must go through your local command to the District Gold Badge CMCs. This is an extremely important recognition and all commands are encouraged to submit deserving members. Read the full post for more details on the timeline and requirements!
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.
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.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell kicks off this new enlisted leadership blog series by talking about his mentor, retired Master Chief Jerry Alverson. The blog series will be published the first Wednesday of every month, right here on Coast Guard All Hands.
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.
Over the past few weeks, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft met with Coast Guard members to talk about his leadership principles: know your purpose, standards matter, trust and empower your people, and take decisive action.
The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live!
Coast Guard personnel worked tirelessly to create or improve their motorcycle safety program in an effort to keep their motorcycle riders safe. And, it appears to have made a difference. We are proud to announce that we experienced zero motorcycle fatalities among active-duty members and reservists on orders in Fiscal Year 2015 – the first time since 2001.
The Coast Guard recently revised the three-table sea pay system in an effort to increase compensation for career afloat personnel. The new five-table system takes into consideration desirability of different cutter platforms, personnel tempo, deployment lengths and programmed operational hours.