Gold Ancient Mariner to Preside over Smilax ceremony

On 14 April 2011, the Gold Ancient Mariner will crown the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax “Queen of the Fleet.”┬áThe Gold Ancient Mariner is a ceremonial title given to the officer with the earliest date of qualification as a cutterman. The […]


Adm. Bob Papp delivers State of the Coast Guard address

Earlier today, Admiral Bob Papp, 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard, delivered his first state of the Coast Guard speech at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. During his speech, Papp painted a determined picture of the state of […]