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State of the Coast Guard Addresses, 2007-2010

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Admiral Thad Allen delivers the 2010 State of the Coast Guard address2010 Commandant’s State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant, Admiral Thad Allen, issued his State of the Coast Guard address at the Press Club in Washington, Feb. 12, 2010. This was his annual address about the Coast Guard's fiscal year 2011 anticipated budget impacts. He also advocated for the need to recapitalize the service's aging ships, aircraft and shore facilities to continue delivering superior services to the Nation and adapt to the maritime challenges of the 21st century.  This was his final State of the Coast Guard address.


 

Admiral Thad Allen delivers the 2009 State of the Coast Guard address.2009 Commandant’s State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant, Admiral Thad Allen, issued his State of the Coast Guard address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., March 3, 2009. Upon conclusion of his prepared remarks Admiral Allen responded to questions submitted online and at the event. U.S. Coast Guard video shot by National Press Club.


 

Admiral Allen delivers his 2009 State of the Coast Guard speech2008 Commandant’s State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen issues his State of the Coast Guard address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., February 14, 2008. His speech focused on his vision for the future of the service and its modernization. U.S. Coast Guard video shot by National Press Club.


 

2007 Commandant’s State of the Coast Guard Address

Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad W. Allen delivered his first State of the Coast Guard Address at 1 p.m. in Washington, D.C. on 13 February 2007.  During this annual address to more than 40,000 Coast Guard members and the American public, Admiral Allen highlighted some of the Coast Guard’s most noteworthy accomplishments in the past year and outlined his priorities for the Coast Guard for the coming year. The Commandant also unveiled a new strategy for meeting the Coast Guard’s responsibilities for protecting and preserving America’s maritime safety, security and stewardship interests.

Cover page of the U.S. Coast Guard Strategy PamphletThe U.S. Coast Guard Strategy for Maritime Safety, Security, and Stewardship describes how the Coast Guard will work to safeguard the nation against all threats, hazards, and challenges in the maritime domain, today and in the future.


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