Following last week’s State of the Coast Guard Address, Admiral Papp has released the Commandant’s Direction 2011, setting the course for 2014 and beyond. 

“My direction begins with our heritage, our value and role, our future operating environment, and our greatest strength, you our people,” Admiral Papp says, “This is who we are, this what we do. It is followed by my priorities and objectives, which are derived from my four guiding principles. To ensure we remain always ready, we will sustain mission excellence, recapitalize and build capacity, enhance crisis response and management, and prepare for the future.”