National Ice Rescue School: A Model of Proficiency

“Proficiency must remain our enduring anchor — proficiency in craft, proficiency in leadership, and disciplined initiative,” said Adm. Robert Papp, commandant of the Coast Guard in his State of the Coast Guard Address, Feb. 27, 2013. “We must master these […]


U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp (center), alongside 9th District Commander Rear Adm. Michael Parks (left) and Coast Guard Director of Strategic Management and Doctrine Rear Adm. Peter Neffenger (right), looks at an artist rendering of the new Coast Guard facility at the Cleveland moorings to replace the current buildings there.

A day in the life of the commandant (in Cleveland)

Coast Guardsmen in Cleveland had a rare opportunity Thursday to meet their leader, Adm. Robert Papp, the 24th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Papp came to Cleveland to attend a friend’s retirement ceremony and used the opportunity to meet with shipmates, industry partners and the media, and to see several ongoing projects.