Semper Paratus- Celebrating the Coast Guard

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A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) rescue swimmer hangs of the side of an MH-65 Dolphin off the coast of Tybee Island Coast Guard Station, Georgia, June 21. 2019. Photo from DVIDS.


Semper Paratus (Always Ready) is the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) operates in an extraordinarily complex maritime operating environment that demands the USCG remains READY, RELEVANT, and RESPONSIVE. The Coast Guard fulfills civil and military responsibilities in every element of the maritime domain, protecting America’s security, prosperity, and national interests.


From the Coast Guard’s start as the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790 through today, the Coast Guard has been part of every major U.S. military action. The U.S. Coast Guard helps defend the United States by supporting the nation’s defense and safeguarding economic interests – two missions that can be clearly traced back to our first days as a nation.


The USCG enforces maritime law, ceaselessly works to save lives, helps facilitate international and national commerce, helps operate ports, and guards the seas on America’s borders.


Here are some highlights to celebrate a busy year for the U.S. Coast Guard:


  1. The Coast Guard Rescues 8 People Over 2 Cases in Key West.
  2. Coast Guard Intercepts A Sub With ~$600M In Drugs
  3. Coast Guard Commissions New Fast Response Cutter USCGC Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133)
  4. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Welcomes Class Of 2023
  5. Coast Guard Rescue 6 From Vessel Sunk at Umpqua River Bar
  6. Legacy of Light: Last-Of-A-Kind Lighthouse Shines Over Chesapeake Bay
  7. Vigilance on The High Seas
  8. Coast Guard Assists NOAA In Whale Disentanglement Off Maui
  9. The Shipwreck That Changed the Coast Guard Forever
  10. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia: Recovery After Typhoon Mangkhut
  11. Putting People First: Retired Admiral Reflects on Service's ‘People Culture’
  12. Building Partnerships for Arctic Oil Spill Prevention, Response

There is probably no other military service that has the broad reach of missions at home and abroad to protect the interests of the United States. Remember to celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard on August 4th, 2019!


What Are Your Stories of US Coast Guard Service?


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  6. 2019 State of the Coast Guard Introduction
  7. Compass: Official Blog of the US Coast Guard


About the Author:

Chad Storlie is a Retired US Army Officer, the author of Combat Leader to Corporate Leader and has published over 460 articles in over 206 publications on military veterans, career advancement, business, leadership, strategy, education, financial planning, and national security topics. Chad excels as an author, mentor, speaker, and teacher showing business leaders and military veterans how military skills make lives, careers, and businesses better. Chad is an adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management. Chad has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Georgetown University. Follow Chad @CombatToCorp and





Photo from DVIDS used with no implied DoD endorsement.