My Coast Guard

Sept. 3, 2020

Improvements to Your Coast Guard Behavioral Health Services

How are you doing? This is a question that we often ask of one another. And yet, during today’s climate and challenges—the responses you may receive may be marred with stress. Although Coast Guard leadership has responded to primary workforce needs during these unprecedented times with greater telework flexibility, a dedicated COVID-19 website and support teams, Medical Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays and more, there is still an ever-increasing need to provide the workforce with the skills to cope with stress and increase resiliency.

Sept. 3, 2020

Solicitation: Innovative ideas that could become projects in FY22

As fiscal year 2020 draws to a close, the Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) and Innovation Program is already looking to the future. The RDT&E and Innovation Program is asking you – all military, civilian, reserve, auxiliary and contract personnel – to submit research ideas for the FY22 RDT&E Project Portfolio. Ideas, lessons learned, or suggested best practices are due Sept. 11, 2020. We invite you to submit your ideas to the CG_Ideas@Work, or by email to 

Sept. 2, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Sneak Peek: Determining Vital Workforce Emergency Assistance

Wellness Wednesday’s guests today include Master Chief Anthony Martinez, Command Master Chief of Sector Northern New England, Christopher James, and Ms. Leslie Cardona, who will provide guidance and a real-world example on determining when a Coast Guard member is in need of help, how to address their challenges and to which resources to connect them. The conversation will take place today from 3-4 p.m. EDT.

Sept. 2, 2020

You’re a Part of the CG Family Too—Suicide Prevention Efforts at the Coast Guard

Life in a military family can be challenging for each family member, not just the member. Upheavals like permanent change of station (PCS) moves, school changes, and deployments can increase feelings of isolation, loss, and hopelessness – and they are all risk factors associated with suicide.

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.