Senior Coast Guard Leadership

Leaders are individuals who guide or direct in a course by showing the way. The Coast Guard senior leadership possess the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity. This is exemplified in their adherence to the Coast Guard's core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. They strive to ensure that the Coast Guard can complete its missions and remain Semper Paratus, Always Ready.

Commandant of the Coast Guard

Admiral Paul F. Zukunft

Top service official, responsible for all world-wide Coast Guard activities, and oversees 41,700 active-duty military; 7,800 reserve military part-time employees; 8,300 civilian full-time employees; and 31,000 civilian auxiliary volunteers.

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Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

Admiral Charles D. Michel

Second in command, directly oversees Coast Guard's senior operational and mission support commanders, as well as Headquarters staff, and serves as service chief in absence of the Commandant.

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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Master Chief Steven W. Cantrell

The service's senior enlisted member, who advises the Commandant on enlisted military workforce policies, advocate for military benefits and entitlements, enlisted mentor, and sounding board for select enlisted administrative actions.

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Chaplain of the Coast Guard

Captain Gregory N. Todd

The Chaplain of the Coast Guard advises the Commandant on religious support and promotes the well-being of all personnel, manages Navy Chaplains assigned to the Coast Guard and ensures personnel and families are provided the full continuum of pastoral care.

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Representing the Service

Admiral Zukunft Prepares for the 2016 State of the Coast Guard Address
2/12/2016 2:02:05 PM

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft makes final adjustments to the 2016 State of the Coast Guard Address. The address will be delivered from the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

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