6/4/2018: New commandant takes helm

Adm. Karl Schultz relieved Adm. Paul Zukunft as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a military change-of-command ceremony held Friday at Coast Guard Headquarters. Zukunft also retired from the Coast Guard after 41 years of service to the nation as part of the same ceremony and received the Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal from President Donald J. Trump.

3/12/2018: Congressional hearing alert – Review of FY 2019 budget request

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell will testify March 14 before the Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.

3/5/2018: Video and transcript of 2018 State of the Coast Guard Address available on line

Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, delivered the State of the Coast Guard Address March 1 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This was Zukunft’s final State of the Coast Guard Address, as he will retire June 1, following the Commandant’s Change of Command.

2/28/2018: Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will deliver the 2018 State of the Coast Guard Address, March 1, 2018, at the National Press Club, beginning at 2 p.m. The address will be available via livestream.

1/5/2018: Coast Guard members attend International Maritime Organization 30th Session of Assembly and 119th Session of Council

To better inform our readers about international maritime shipping issues and regulations, Maritime Commons will begin publishing regular content highlighting the work the Coast Guard performs in its role with the International Maritime Organization. Following major meetings and sessions of the IMO Assembly and/or Council or sub-committees, we will post summaries of activities and, if available, condensed transcripts of remarks or presentations by Coast Guard members. Today, we kick off this initiative with a summary of the recent 30th Session of Assembly and 119th Session of Council held in November/December 2017.

11/15/2017: Commandant to testify during Congressional hearing

Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the Coast Guard, will testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, during a hearing titled “Coast Guard Readiness: How Far Can We Stretch Our Nation’s Only Multi-Mission, Military Force?”

8/14/2017: Recap of Coast Guard remarks at the 7th Symposium on Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic

Last month, Coast Guard members had the opportunity to present during the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic at the Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C. The event, held biennially since 2007, brings together some of the world’s leading experts to discuss the ongoing and expected impacts on naval and maritime operations due to rapid change in the Arctic sea ice cover. Maritime Commons attended the symposium to bring you, our readers, the latest on Arctic-related topics affecting maritime industry.

6/26/2017: Recap of Coast Guard remarks during Arctic Circle Forum event at Wilson Center

Submitted by Michael Emerson, director of Marine Transportation Systems (CG-5PW) On the summer solstice, June 21, 2017, the Wilson Center convened the Arctic Circle Forum event in Washington, D.C., titled “The United States and Russia in the Arctic.” This event […]

4/3/2017: Commandant, senior enlisted member to testify before House Subcommittee

Senior leaders to testify April 4 at 2 p.m., before the House Subcommittee on CG&MT.

3/20/2017: Coast Guard commandant to testify before Congressional Subcommittee

Zukunft will testify March 22, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., about the State of the Coast Guard, and its role in securing maritime borders and ports while enforcing US laws, treaties and international agreements.

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