Screenshot from a holiday video message from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael P. Leavitt, Mrs. Debbie Leavitt, Mrs. Linda Kapral Papp and Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp. Screenshot is from U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo.

Holiday greetings from the Commandant and Mrs. Papp

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and Mrs. Linda Kapral Papp send holiday greetings to Coast Guard personnel and their families.


WASHINGTON — More than 150 Coast Guard men and women attending the Coast Guard’s inaugural Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Andrews, Air Force Base, Md. The two-day summit’s purpose is reflected in its them of, “One team, One Fight – Empowering People, Building Trust, Changing Culture.” The agenda of the summit is designed to address specific findings of focus groups recently completed by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Military Campaign Office. Those focus groups revealed that many personnel don’t believe sexual assault is a problem in the Coast Guard, that personnel often have difficulty understanding the full and legal definition of sexual assault, and that junior personnel don’t fully trust the chain of command when it comes to reporting sexual assault. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Christopher T. O’Neil.

One Team, One Fight – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit

More than 150 Coast Guard men and women are gathered at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a two-day summit on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. The purpose of the summit, and the call to action for attendees, is reflected in the summit’s theme, “One Team, One Fight – Empowering People, Building Trust, Changing Culture.”