Tag Archives: Coast Guard

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

Top Stories 2022: Coast Guard

Top Stories 2022: Coast Guard

Lt. Cmdr. Donald Rudnickas, a member of the Coast Guard Icebreaking program temporarily assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), and Ensign Jonathan Kattnig, the information technology officer on the Polar Star, look out across the ice in the Southern Ocean, on Dec. 25, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo

This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.

A change in leadership, difficulty in recruiting and major developments in two major shipbuilding programs were among the major Coast Guard stories of 2022. Read More

Eastern Shipbuilding Protests Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Award to Austal USA

Eastern Shipbuilding Protests Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Award to Austal USA

Heritage-class cutter under construction. Eastern Shipbuilding Group Photo

This story has been updated on with additional information from Austal USA and HII.

The shipyard first tapped to build what the Coast Guard considers its most important shipbuilding program is contesting the service’s decision to change yards with a formal protest to the Government Accountability Office, company officials told USNI News. Read More