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Speeches & Testimony

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Speeches & Testimony from 2010

February 25, 2010 Testimony on Coast Guard Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request Before the House Committee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation
February 12, 2010 State of the Coast Guard 2010



Speeches & Testimony from 2009

November 23, 2009 Opening Remarks to the 26th Assembly of the IMO
November 4, 2009 Testimony on “Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force Process and Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning” Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
September 30, 2009 Statement of Rear Admiral Sally Brice-O'Hara on Coast Guard Search and Rescue Efforts Before the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (US House of Representatives)
July 7, 2009 Statement on Coast Guard Authorization Before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (US Senate)
June 11, 2009 Statement on FY 2010 Budget for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the US Coast Guard before Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counter terrorism (US House of Representatives)
May 13, 2009 Statement on Coast Guard Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request before the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation (US House of Representatives)
April 22, 2009 Statement on Coast Guard and Acquisitions before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security (US House of Representatives)
March 3, 2009 State of the Coast Guard Address 2009
January 13, 2009 Presentation to Surface Naval Association


Speeches & Testimony from 2008


December 7, 2008 Remarks delivered at the CGC TANEY Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony in Baltimore, MD
October 5, 2008 Remarks delivered at World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden
September 12, 2008 Remarks delivered at the Memorial Service for the Crew of Coast Guard Helo 6505, Air Station Barbers Point
May 9, 2008 U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen addresses graduating class at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) at Patrick Air Force Base. Video Icon
March 6, 2008 Statement on the Fiscal Year 2009 President's Budget before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (U.S. Senate)
March 5, 2008 Statement on the Fiscal Year 2008 President's Budget before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security (U.S. House of Representatives)
March 4, 2008 Statement on Protecting Our Shores From Oil Spills - Operational Procedures and Ship Design before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Subcommittee on Surface Transportation & Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
February 14, 2008 State of the Coast Guard Address
February 8, 2008 Admiral Allen’s Remarks at the National Press Club - "Honoring Our Past, Not Operating in It: Modernizing America's Coast Guard to Meet Growing Demands" Video Icon

Admiral Allen's Remarks at the National Press Club - Transcript
January 28, 2008 Admiral Allen's remarks delivered to the DHS Fellows Program in New York City regarding DHS, its formation, history and organization.
January 18, 2008 Remarks delivered at the Pacific Coast Guard Memorial Dedication, the Punchbowl, in Honolulu, Hawaii
January 16, 2008 Remarks delivered to the Surface Naval Association



Speeches & Testimony from 2007

December 18, 2007 Statement on Oil Spills from Non-tank Vessels: Threats, Risks, and Vulnerabilities before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (U.S. Senate)
December 13, 2007 Statement on the Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower before the House Armed Services Committee (U.S. House of Representatives)
November 19, 2007 Commandant's remarks to the 25th Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly
November 1, 2007 Admiral Thad W. Allen's remarks at the closing ceremony for the 2007 Innovation Expo held in New Orleans, La. Video Icon
October 29, 2007 Commandant of the Coast Guard's Address: 18th International Seapower Symposium
September 27, 2007 37th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy in Washington, DC
September 19, 2007 Washington, DC Propeller Club September 19, 2007
June 27, 2007 The Annual Convention of the Association of Government Accountants
June 12, 2007 Statement on Deepwater: 120-Days Later Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure (U.S. House of Representatives)
June 6, 2007 Coast Guard Foundation Tribute to the Coast Guard
April 19, 2007 RAND Corporation - Distinguished Speaker Series (video) Video Camera Icon
April 18, 2007 Statement on the Coast Guard Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2008 Before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation (U.S. Senate)
February 15, 2007 Statement on the Fiscal Year 2008 President's Budget Before the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security (U.S. House of Representatives)
February 14, 2007 Statement on the Recent Setbacks to the Coast Guard Deepwater Program Before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation (U.S. Senate)
February 13, 2007 State of the Coast Guard Address
February 8, 2007 Statement on Procurement Practices of the Department of Homeland Security: Integrated Deepwater Systems Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs (U.S. House of Representatives)
January 30, 2007 Statement of ADM Thad Allen on the Integrated Deepwater System Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Committee on Transportation Infrastructure (U.S. House of Representatives)


Speeches & Testimony from 2006

December 8, 2006 Coast Guard Holiday Ball, Washington DC
September 7, 2006 Statement of ADM Thad W. Allen on Disaster Preparedness: how the Coast Guard Compares Today to One Year Ago? Before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security (U.S. Senate)
June 15, 2006 Statement of ADM Thad W. Allen on the Fiscal Year 2007 President's Budget: Coast Guard Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Fisheries and Coast Guard (U.S. Senate)
June 14, 2006 Statement of ADM Thad W. Allen on The Integrated Deepwater System Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (U.S. House of Representatives)
June 8, 2006 Statement of ADM Thad W. Allen on FEMA's Placement in the Federal Government Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (U.S. Senate)
June 7, 2006 USNI Port Security Conference - The Water is Different
May 25, 2006 View Change of Command Speech (72MB)

Read Change of Command Speech Transcript
March 9, 2006 Statement of VADM Thad W. Allen on the Nomination of Thad W. Allen to be Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (U. S. Senate)


Admiral Allen speaks at Change of Command

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