leadership

Leadership in a 21st Century Coast Guard

Over the past few weeks, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft met with Coast Guard members to talk about his leadership principles: know your purpose, standards matter, trust and empower your people, and take decisive action.


Announcing: The 2016 Month of the Military Child Art and Essay Contest

This year, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard is launching the 2016 Month of the Military Child Art and Essay Contest – to give Coast Guard kids a chance to tell us all, through their words or their art, what it’s like to be a military child


Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Keep our children safe – educate, supervise and report

The President of the United States has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time when we recommit to preventing child abuse and neglect. In the words of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell , it is essential that we as a community come together to recognize the detrimental impact child abuse and neglect have on our Coast Guard, and take a stand against it. When we provide optimal care for our children, we will strengthen the health and safety of our Coast Guard communities and sustain our mission-readiness capability.


Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month video: Help us break the stigma

September is both National Recovery Month and National Suicide Prevention Month. In light of these co-occurring observances, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steve Cantrell is trying to break the stigma of asking for help.


Graphic for Dialouge with the MCPOCG series.

Announcing MCPOCG’s leadership video contest winner!

A few months back, I announced a leadership video contest, in which I asked you to take the conversations we know many are having at the unit level and show us what leadership looks like to you.


Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day

We live in uncertain times, and one thing that remains constant is the love, devotion, and loyalty of our military spouses.


Graphic for Dialouge with the MCPOCG series.

Alcohol Awareness Month – Some of the risks and resources

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, designed to increase command awareness and understanding, reduce stigma, and encourage people to focus on alcohol-related issues.


Graphic for Dialouge with the MCPOCG series.

In your own words – MCPOCG launches leadership video contest

Every one of us has the capacity to be a leader. Some attain positions of authority and are charged with leading others in the accomplishment of tasks towards a common goal. But, some demonstrate initiative, take charge, or implement change regardless of their rate, rank or position.


From the Homefront

From the Homefront: Janet Cantrell uses past experiences to shape new goals

Cantrell, wife of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steve Cantrell, is using her past to guide her present. Her experiences as a Coast Guard spouse for almost 28 years serve as a constant reminder of how she wants to help military spouses today.


Graphic for Dialouge with the MCPOCG series.

Getting us all on the same page – HSWL releases updated “Sea Legs” reference guide for our loved ones

It’s been said, through a couple variations of the same quote, that understanding comes to us in the following sequence: First, we don’t know what we don’t know; then, we know what we don’t know; and finally, we know what we know.

Starting out in the Coast Guard is no different.


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