My Coast Guard

Sept. 2, 2020

Deck plate leader of the Week: Command Master Chief Frank Tatu

Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Command Master Chief Frank Tatu from Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma!

Sept. 1, 2020

Promotions: Selections for Commander

The Coast Guard’s Commander Selection Board convened July 20, 2020, and recommended 204 members to promote to the rank of commander during promotion year 2021. Officers selected are listed below in active duty promotion list precedence (ADPL) order. Congratulations to all who have been selected for promotion.

Aug. 31, 2020

Dear Coast Guard Family: The Choice Between Peace and Perfection

How we spend our time is one of life’s greatest and most impactful choices. I spend a lot of my time trying to be perfect. The (hard) truth is – perfection is unattainable.


Aug. 31, 2020

The View from The Bridge

Note: This column originally appeared in the August 2020 edition of Reserve Magazine.

Wow. What a world we're living in right now.

Before COVID-19, we never conceived of things like remote Reserve drilling or training via video conference.

Aug. 31, 2020

Build a better bookshelf: The 2020 USCG Professional Development Reading List

The New York Times bestselling cookbook, “Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking,” might seem an unusual choice for the Coast Guard’s annual professional development reading list. But the book “helped me disconnect from a demanding staff assignment,” explains Lt. Austin Fullmer, in the Ninth District. “If being able to roast a whole buttermilk chicken on my own doesn’t signify personal growth, I don’t know what does!”

Aug. 31, 2020

3-Minute Interview: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden

One of our MyCG writers sat down with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden to discuss his approach on leadership.

Aug. 29, 2020

Event: White House Fellowship info session, Sept. 17

Becoming a White House Fellow can transform your career and leadership abilities. 

Coast Guard Congressional Affairs and White House Fellowship alumni will host an informational session on Sept. 17 to discuss the fellowship application process, share their experiences, and answer questions from interested applicants.


Aug. 28, 2020

Confide in a friend

The Coast Guard expanded a victim’s options when disclosing a sexual assault, one of several substantial changes underway in the Service’s broader efforts to address the underlying issues of sexual assault and harassment in the workforce. 

Aug. 28, 2020

Celebrating Women in the Coast Guard

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, giving some women the right to vote. Together as a Service, we work toward greater equality and inclusion through policy, plans and leadership, while we also celebrate the trailblazing work of the women who serve our nation and our Coast Guard.

Aug. 28, 2020

Child Care Needs Assessment Survey

Please take a moment to take the Child Care Needs Assessment Survey,