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The Coast Guard is the only branch of the armed services that does not have a national museum to celebrate its importance to the nation and to honor the men and women who serve. Since its inception in 1790, the […]

Leadership development through blended training: SELC evolves into 21st-century learning

The six weeks spent immersed in leadership discussions on Coast Guard history, core values, ethics, budget, conflict management and organizational change bolstered by a trip to Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, a mentoring session with recruits and cadets, and a tour of chase hall and the Coast Guard Museum was an experience of a lifetime for Senior Enlisted Leadership Course students.

Officer candidates participate in a Coast Guard history course July 15, 2013, at the Coast Guard Museum located at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The course allows officer candidates to examine artifacts relevant to the historical periods they are currently studying. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

OCS classes learn to honor our service by the manners of their profession

Co-written by Jennifer Gaudio, Lt. Michael Bell and Eric Alan. “Manners of our profession” demand we honor our history, our heritage and those tough lessons learned from tragedy and perseverance. Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp often speaks […]

New London Mayor Daryl Finizio, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and National Coast Guard Museum Foundation Association Chairman James Coleman sign a memorandum of agreement in support of a National Coast Guard Museum in New London Connecticut. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

Historic signing is major milestone for National Coast Guard Museum

In a ceremony held yesterday, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp, alongside Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio and James J. Coleman, Chairman of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, signed a Memorandum of Agreement detailing the cooperative relationships and mutual commitments required to establish a National Coast Guard Museum proposed to be built in New London, Conn.

From the left) James J. Coleman Jr., John Barnes, Laura L. Baxter, and Marine Staff Sgt. Jared C. Coons pose for a photo after receiving the 2012 Spirit of Hope award for their respective organizations after the 2012 Spirit of Hope Award Ceremony at the Pentagon Library, Nov. 19, 2013. (DoD Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton)

Bravo zulu, James J. Coleman Jr.!

Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to James J. Coleman Jr., president and chairman of the board of directors of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, on his recognition as the 2013 Coast Guard Spirit of Hope award. Coleman has steadfastly supported the Coast Guard and its people for decades. He has served on the Coast Guard Foundation board since 1997 and was one of the founding members of the National Coast Guard Museum Association in 1999.