Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey

“You will be heard, you are being heard.”

In this video message, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel, shares details about the results of a special DEOCS administered in January 2016. Watch the video for more information, which contains the results of the survey as well as a way forward for our organization.


The Leadership Council

Today, the Coast Guard’s Leadership Council commenced its 9th meeting under the direction of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. Formally established 18 years ago, the Leadership Council is the Commandant’s senior-most, formal decision-making and advisory body.


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!


Paul Clark All Hands

100 days: We want to hear from you

Today marks my 100th day as Commandant. Upon becoming Commandant, I shared my guiding principles – Service to Nation, Duty to People and Commitment to Excellence – and asked each of you to infuse these principles into your unique role in the Service. As I’ve traveled with, and worked alongside, the Vice Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard over the past 100 days, I have seen firsthand the embodiment of these guiding principles.


Vice Adm. John Currier is thanked by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson during the vice commandant change of watch ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger (right) became the 29th vice commandant of the Coast Guard during the event. U.S. Coast Guard photo Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Change of Watch: Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

Today, Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger relieved Vice Adm. John Currier as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard during a change of watch ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp presided over the ceremony and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson also attended.


Secretary’s Award of Valor

Chief, Texas native recognized with DHS Secretary’s Award for Valor

Wednesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson presented the Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Award for Valor to 10 employees who have displayed “exceptional courage and valor” while serving DHS, its components, or off-duty. Today we recognize Chief Petty Officer […]


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.


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Recalling civilian employees under the Pay Our Military Act

Below is the text of an Internet releasable ALCOAST message. More information on the Implementation of the Pay Our Military Act can be found in Saturday’s All Hands post or this memorandum providing guidance to the Coast Guard concerning implementation […]