Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: SK1 Amanda Distasio

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers This is the fifth 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. What has […]


Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: IT2 Melissa Mercado

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers This is the fourth 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. What is […]


Becoming a Master Cutterman: Senior Chief Sean Twiggs

To become a Cutterman in the U.S. Coast Guard, a member must complete five years of sea time. To become a Master Cutterman in the U.S. Coast Guard, a member must complete twenty years of sea time. Senior Chief Petty Officer Sean Twiggs of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf completed 20 years of sea time late in 2016, becoming the newest Master Cutterman in the fleet.


Ombudsman Appreciation Day

Ombudsman Appreciation Day

The mission of the Coast Guard Ombudsman Program is to improve communication between the command and Coast Guard family members. Coast Guard ombudsmen are communication links, provide information and referral resources, and act as advocates for family members. March 26 […]


Enlisted Empowerment BM3 Steph Horvat

Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: BM3 Steph Horvat

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers This is the third 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. What is […]


Enlisted Empowerment SK1 Guillory

Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: SK1 Shantel Guillory

Blog series created by YN3 Courtney Myers This is the second 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. What do your daily […]


Enlisted Empowerment: The Female Perspective | Deputy MCPOCG Leilani Cale-Jones

Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: Deputy MCPOCG Leilani Cale-Jones

Blog series created by YN3 Courtney Myers This is the first 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. What do your […]


CS Blog

Hungry for Change

Coast Guard renames Food Service Specialist rating to Culinary Specialist Blog post by CSCM Justin Reed, Culinary Specialist Rating Force Master Chief The Coast Guard last examined the identity of its culinary rating nearly two decades ago, when it changed […]


Enlisted Leadership Blog Series

Words of Wisdom: A CMC’s mentor

This blog post is the third of a series that will come from enlisted leadership to highlight the mentors who molded them into who they are today. The blog series will be published the first Wednesday of every month, right […]


Enlisted Leadership Blog Series

Words of Wisdom: A CMC’s mentor

What does it take to become a Gold Badge Command Master Chief? Command Master Chief Jason Vanderhaden, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, talks about his mentor, Boatswain’s Mate Master Chief Mark Schweiger and how he pushed everyone who worked with him to be their best.