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The Director of the Auxiliary is the direct representative of the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. (Title 14, USC Chapt. 23)


The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of Team Coast Guard. Founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the US Coast Guard Reserves and re-designated the Auxiliary in 1941. The 30,000+ volunteer members (men and women) donate millions of hours in support of Coast Guard missions.

Items of Interest


  70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY AND THE COAST GUARD

1. On this 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, please take time to remember the heroes of that day and to examine an in-depth review of U.S. Coast Guard involvement. The following link will take you to the Coast Guard Historian's web site where an engaging article by Mr. Scott T. Price details Coast Guard actions:

http://www.uscg.mil/history/articles/h_normandy.asp

2. Toward the end of the article is a photo of a plaque provided by the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association back in 1994. Its words are most humbling and honorable:

Dedicated this 6th day of June, 1994 to the members of the United States Coast Guard who participated in the initial invasion of Normandy on D-Day, especially to those who gave their lives here, and to all United States Coast Guard forces who served worldwide on land, sea and air during WWII. The nations of the world shall long remember Normandy; the United States Armed Forces, their allies and the cost of freedom at this place.

The United States Coast Guard motto is, as always, "Semper Paratus" Always Ready."


Posted by Webmaster at 8:07:17 AM on 8 Jun 2014

  COMMANDANT'S CHANGE OF COMMAND

-----Original Message-----
From: Zukunft, Paul ADM
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 12:31 PM
Subject: Commandant's Change of Command

To the Men and Women of the United States Coast Guard,

Earlier today, I had the honor of relieving Admiral Papp as the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard. I am incredibly humbled by this opportunity, and I thank Admiral Papp for his leadership and service to the nation over the last 39 years.

Below you will find the web address to my Commandant's Direction. This document is intended to guide the Service during the next four years. It is founded on our Core Values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty, and guided by the principles of Service to Nation, Duty to People, and Commitment to Excellence. I ask that each of you, whether Active Duty, Reserve, Civilian, or Auxiliarist, take a moment to review its contents.

http://www.uscg.mil/direction

You inspire me, and you have my trust, confidence, and admiration. Together, we will ensure our Service is always ready for the challenges ahead. Semper Paratus!

Admiral Paul Zukunft
Commandant
Posted by Webmaster at 6:07:00 PM on 30 May 2014

  SHIPMATES 29 AND FINAL - WE ARE COAST GUARDSMEN

-----Original Message-----
From: Papp, Robert ADM
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:01 PM
Subject: SHIPMATES 29 AND FINAL - WE ARE COAST GUARDSMEN

Shipmates:

Four years ago we set the watch and committed ourselves to Steady the Service, Honor our Profession, Strengthen our Partnerships, and Respect our Shipmates. These were not new, but enduring principles that reflected a return to our essential character as a Service and as Coast Guardsmen. There were many people urging me to re-brand our Service: my response was, we have one of the most respected and recognized brands in the world, the United States Coast Guard.

My highest priority was to sustain mission excellence, with a focus on Proficiency in Craft, Proficiency in Leadership, and Disciplined Initiative. But another unwritten, unstated purpose behind my focus on those enduring principles was to break down barriers between communities and get us thinking as one Service, as Coast Guardsmen.

As Coast Guard men and women, we share a bond of pride in our rich heritage and a common purpose to uphold our honorable traditions. We are defined by unsung heroism and selfless service. We protect our Nation. We risk our lives to save others. We give our utmost when cold, wet and tired. Countless times, we have extended our arm down into the water to rescue those in peril from the sea. We will always extend that same arm to help a shipmate in need.

Coast Guardsmen are always ready. We perform our security, humanitarian and environmental response missions with an unrelenting sense of pride. When disaster strikes, whether natural or manmade, we are first on scene. We are often the last to depart.

Coast Guardsmen are agile, adaptable, ready to perform every mission and answer every call. Born as revenue cuttermen, lighthouse keepers, steamboat inspectors and surfmen, we have expanded to meet the maritime needs of our Nation. We are still the keepers of the lights, but we also now patrol far more distant waters. We readily go wherever there are important, difficult and dangerous maritime duties to be performed.

As we look to the future, we must never forget our past, our history, or our heritage. We revere that long blue line of Coast Guardsmen who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self have made it possible for us to be a member of a service honored, respected, and imitated around the globe.

This is our chosen profession. This is our way. This is what we do. We are privileged to be members of a very unique Service that, due to our collection of missions and legacy agencies sometimes defies logic when someone attempts to classify us or place a label on us. For this reason, whenever I am asked to describe what I am, I always reply with pride: I am a Coast Guardsman. We are the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.

As we take in the lines and shove off on our next voyage, the Coast Guard's First Lady, Linda, joins me in wishing each and every one of our Coast Guard men and women, and their families, fair winds. I have always referred to you as shipmates. That is and will remain shorthand for members of the Coast Guard family, active duty, reserve, civilian, and Auxiliary. Thank you, it has been our greatest honor to serve all of you, and our Nation, as the leader of the world's greatest Coast Guard.

Stand a taut watch. Semper Paratus.

ADM Bob Papp, Commandant
Posted by Webmaster at 6:05:52 PM on 30 May 2014

  INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

1. Ms. Brenda Paul of District Eight (Coastal Region) Flotilla 7-10 has been recognized as this year's Coast Guard Auxiliary Commodore Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership Award winner. The following ALCOAST recently announced Ms. Paul's selection along with the other major Coast Guard leadership award selectees. Honorable mention was earned by Mr. Ronald Kaplan of District One (Southern Region) Flotilla 12-7, Mr. Nicholas Kuriger of District Five (Southern Region) Flotilla 31, and Mr. Lowell Gytri of District Eleven (Southern Region) Flotilla 11-12. Congratulations to all nominees and awardees!

2. FYI:

R 081523Z MAY 14
ALCOAST 197/14
COMDTNOTE 1650
SUBJ: 2014 INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS 1. I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Coast Guard Inspirational Leadership Awards. Bravo Zulu to the following winners: CWO4 Jason Briggs, CG TRACEN Petaluma
B. CAPT JOHN G. WITHERSPOON AWARD-Reserve:
LT Philip Stitzinger, CG MSU Cleveland
C. MCPO ANGELA M. MCSHAN AWARD-Active Duty:
MSTC Michael Goglia, CG SECTOR New York
D. MCPO ANGELA M. MCSHAN AWARD-Reserve:
BMC Edward O. Hubbard, CGC EAGLE (WIX 327)
E. GEORGE R. PUTNAM AWARD:
Ms. Nancy Keck, CG SECTOR Sault Sainte Marie
F. COMO CHARLES S. GREANOFF AWARD:
Ms. Brenda Paul, Flotilla 7-10, D8CR, Victoria, TX
G. CAPT DAVID J. JARVIS AWARD:
LCDR Eric Jones, CG SECTOR Honolulu
H. DOUGLAS A. MUNRO AWARD:
AET1 Erin C. Simone, CG AIRSTA Kodiak

2. I applaud the efforts of these outstanding individuals and all award nominees. Through their collective actions and the actions of those who nominated them, they affirm that our people are the foundation for successful Coast Guard mission execution.

3. Honorable mention goes to the following nominees by category:

A. CAPT JOHN G. WITHERSPOON AWARD:
(1) LCDR Bradley A. Branaugh, CG SECTOR Southeastern New England
(2) CWO3 Brian McCabe, CG SECTOR New York
(3) CAPT Mark Reynolds, CG SECTOR North Bend
B. CAPT JOHN G. WITHERSPOON AWARD-Reserve:
(1) CWO4 Brian Hall, CG SECTOR Detroit
(2) LCDR Teresa Peace, CG SECTOR Detroit
(3) LT Ellinor Coder, CG SECTOR San Francisco
C. MCPO ANGELA M. MCSHAN AWARD:
(1) BMC Jill Browne, CGC WALNUT (WLB 205)
(2) AETC Steve Garrett, CG AIRSTA Barbers Point
(3) BMC Erin Stapleton, CG STATION Maui
D. MCPO ANGELA M. MCSHAN AWARD-Reserve:
(1) MSTC Scott Binko, CG MSU Toledo
(2) MSTC Andrew Lightbody, CG STATION Saint Claire Shores
E. GEORGE R. PUTNAM AWARD:
(1) Mr. Neil Bryson, CG ESD South Portland
(2) Mr. Brian Fisher, CG SECTOR New York
(3) Ms. Avis Linnins, CG TRACEN Petaluma
F. COMO CHARLES GREANOFF AWARD:
(1) Mr. Lowell Gytri, Flotilla 114-11-12, Big Bear Lake
(2) Mr. Ronald Kaplan, Flotilla 014-12-07, Air Station Republic
(3) Mr. Nicholas Kuriger, Flotilla 054-03-01, Richmond, Va
G. CAPT DAVID J. JARVIS AWARD:
(1) CWO2 Jesse Walton, CG BASE Los Angeles Long Beach
(2) LT Ryan Crose, CG SECTOR Southeastern New England
(3) CWO3 Rachael Leask, CG SECTOR Long Island Sound
H. DOUGLAS A. MUNRO AWARD:
(1) MK1 Thaddeus Brandt, CGC CAMPBELL (WMEC 909)
(2) AETCS TK Gustafson, CG AIRSTA Clearwater
(3) MK1 John Vicich, CG SECTOR Southeastern New England

4. The selection panel members were:

A. CAPT Ronald LaBrec, CGRC
B. CDR Rosemary Firestine, COMDT (CG-MSR-3)
C. CWO3 Dennis J. Wilson, CG FORCECOM (FC-TOT)
D. Ms. Crystal Sparks, COMDT (CG-095)
E. Ms. Suzan Martin, COMDT (CG-2-E)
F. SKCM Juan Vazquez, COMDT (CG-114)
G. YNCM Rhonda Killmon, CGPSC (CGPSC-RPM-2)
H. COMO Albert DeJean, CG Auxiliary

5. Additional details and information on the Inspirational Leadership Awards Program are available on the COMDT (CG-12C) website, www.uscg.mil/leadership.

6. POC: Ms. Veronique Freeman, COMDT (CG-12C), at 202-475-5514 or VERONIQUE.FREEMAN(AT)USCG.MIL.

7. Mr. Curtis B. Odom, Director of Civilian Human Resources, Diversity and Leadership, sends.

8. Internet Release Authorized. 3. The purpose of this list is to keep Auxiliarists as well as all other interested parties abreast of current developments, policies, manuals, etc. All information contained herein and linked is OFFICIAL policy and information. 4. Internet Release and Distribution is Authorized. 5. CG-BSX-1 sends
Posted by Webmaster at 2:55:45 PM on 14 May 2014

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