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Coast Guard Examining Part-Time Service to Better Man Its Force

Coast Guard Examining Part-Time Service to Better Man Its Force

Graduates from recruit company Hotel-203 complete basic training at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Feb. 24, 2023. Coast Guard Photo

Part-time service – like serving three days per week on active duty instead of seven – could help solve persistent recruiting shortfalls in the Coast Guard, the service’s commandant said Wednesday.
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Adm. Linda Fagan Calls for Continued Coast Guard Investment to Meet Homeland, Global Demands

Adm. Linda Fagan Calls for Continued Coast Guard Investment to Meet Homeland, Global Demands

Admiral Linda L. Fagan, Commandant of the Coast Guard, speaks to guests during the 2023 State of the Coast Guard Address in Washington, D.C., Mar. 7, 2023. The State of the Coast Guard Address speaks to the vision for the service. (U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Giles)

With demands for its presence overseas and home and its missions on the rise, the Coast Guard continues to transform itself to meet missions at home and overseas and adapt to recruit and manage a high-tech workforce, the service’s top officer said this week. Read More

Coast Guard Moving Cutter to Pacific as Regional Missions Expand

Coast Guard Moving Cutter to Pacific as Regional Missions Expand

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear, a 270 foot, medium endurance cutter, arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to deliver supplies, Oct. 9, 2017. The supplies included donations collected by Customs and Border Patrol members. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear, a 270 foot, medium endurance cutter, arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to deliver supplies, Oct. 9, 2017. US Coast Guard Photo

SAN DIEGO – Driven by greater demand for its partnerships and presence in the Indo-Pacific region, the U.S. Coast Guard is growing its operational presence in the vast region that’s unsettled by continuing incursions from China’s naval militia and fishing fleet, the Pacific Area commander told an audience today. Read More

Coast Guard Opens Up Senior Enlisted Positions to More Candidates in Pilot Program

Coast Guard Opens Up Senior Enlisted Positions to More Candidates in Pilot Program

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Engelmann, a boatswain’s mate assigned to USCGC Vigorous (WMEC 627), drives the cutter’s small boat during an at-sea personnel transfer in the Windward Pass, Dec. 2, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo

The Coast Guard introduced a new advancement pilot program meant to help fill critical, vacant positions, while also allowing service members to develop professionally, the service announced Thursday. Read More