Active Duty Officer Promotion Boards and Selection Panels: A look inside the boardroom

For several months a year, the officer boards and panels staff dedicate their full attention to the promotion board and selection panel ‘season.’ During this time, over 5,000 officers are processed through promotion boards and Advanced Education programs. The boards and panels staff have put together this article to make the process more transparent.


UPDATE: Government Shutdown FAQs, CGMA loan information

Frequently asked questions and answers are available here for Coast Guard members, families and civilian employees during the current government shutdown.


Dear Coast Guard Family: Government shutdown FAQs *UPDATED*

A government shutdown can bring questions and uncertainty. In an effort to best support you, official answers to common questions associated with a government shutdown are provided in this blog.


Paratus Report: June 2018, episode 2

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is out! The Coast Guard welcomed its new senior leaders and recognized the gold and silver Ancient Mariners.


Coasties’ guide to Merchant Mariner Credentials

As an active or former Coast Guard member, you may have considered the possibility of pursuing a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) or “license” at some point during your career. In order to better assist members with navigating the process to apply for a merchant mariner credential, the Office of Cutter Forces (COMDT CG-751) partnered with National Mariner Center (NMC) to update The Coasties’ Guide to the Merchant Mariner Credentialing Process.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.


Inspire: Lt. Kimberly Angel

Lt. Kimberly Angel was selected as the 2017 Witherspoon (Active Duty) Inspirational Leadership Award winner for her outstanding leadership while assigned to the Coast Guard Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN) in Portsmouth, Virginia.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.


Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: IT2 Ashley Munnelly

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers
This is the eighth in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.


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