Wednesday, October 31, 2007

2008 FLAG ASSIGNMENT AND SENIOR LEADER MESSAGE

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UNCLAS //N01426//
ALCOAST 507/07
COMDTNOTE 1426
SUBJ: 2008 FLAG ASSIGNMENT AND SENIOR LEADER MESSAGE
1. THE SECRETARY HAS APPROVED AND FORWARDED TO THE PRESIDENT THE
NOMINATIONS OF VICE ADMIRAL ROBERT J. PAPP, JR AS COMMANDER,
ATLANTIC AREA, REAR ADMIRAL CLIFFORD I. PEARSON FOR PROMOTION TO
VADM AND ASSIGNMENT AS COAST GUARD CHIEF OF STAFF, AND REAR ADMIRAL
DAVID P. PEKOSKE FOR PROMOTION TO VADM AND ASSIGNMENT AS COMMANDER,
PACIFIC AREA. APPOINTMENT TO THESE BILLETS AND PROMOTION AS
APPROPRIATE WILL OCCUR FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION BY THE SENATE.

2. WE HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE SERVICE OF VADM D. BRIAN
PETERMAN, OUR CURRENT ATLANTIC AREA COMMANDER AND VADM CHARLES D.
WURSTER, OUR CURRENT PACIFIC AREA COMMANDER. BOTH HAVE MADE
ENORMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR SERVICE THROUGOUT THEIR CAREERS AND
MOST RECENTLY AS MEMBERS OF THE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SINCE MAY 2006.
THEIR EFFORTS HAVE BEEN ESSENTIAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDING
CONCEPTS FOR THE COAST GUARD'S NEW MISSION EXECUTION AND MISSION
SUPPORT STRUCTURE. WE HONOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE COAST GUARD AND
OUR NATION.

3. SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY THE SENATE FOR ASSIGNMENT TO THE
VICE ADMIRAL BILLETS DISCUSSED IN PARA (1) AND FOR THE RDMLS
(SELECT) LISTED BELOW, THE FOLLOWING ASSIGNMENTS ARE APPROVED.

4. TOGETHER WITH THE TALENTED SENIOR CIVILIANS WHO COMPRISE THE
COAST GUARD'S SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES), THIS LISTING REFLECTS
THE COAST GUARD'S CURRENT SENIOR LEADERSHIP INCLUDING INCUMBENTS
REMAINING IN CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS.

5. THESE ASSIGNMENTS ARE BASED ON OUR CURRENT BILLET STRUCTURE.
IT IS MY INTENT TO TRANSITION TO OUR NEW MISSION EXECUTION AND
MISSION SUPPORT STRUCTURE WHEN THE NEW SENIOR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
ARE APPROVED AS PROVIDED IN AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION CURRENTLY BEING
CONSIDERED BY THE CONGRESS.

VICE ADMIRALS:

CG-09 VICE COMMANDANT VADM V. S. CREA
CG-01 CHIEF OF STAFF VADM (SEL) C. I. PEARSON
LANTAREA VADM R. J. PAPP, JR
PACAREA VADM (SEL) D. P. PEKOSKE

REAR ADMIRALS:

DISTRICT COMMANDS

FIRST DISTRICT RADM D. G. GABEL
FIFTH DISTRICT RADM F. M. ROSA
SEVENTH DISTRICT RADM R. S. BRANHAM
EIGHTH DISTRICT RADM J. R. WHITEHEAD
NINTH DISTRICT RDML (SEL) P.V. NEFFENGER
ELEVENTH DISTRICT RADM C. E. BONE
THIRTEENTH DISTRICT RADM J. P. CURRIER
FOURTEENTH DISTRICT RDML M. K. BROWN
SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT RADM A. E. BROOKS

MAINTENANCE AND LOGISTICS COMMANDS

MLC LANT RADM R. T. HEWITT
MLC PAC RADM T. S. SULLIVAN

AREA SENIOR RESERVE OFFICERS

SR. RESERVE OFFICER LANTAREA RDML (SEL) S. E. DAY
SR. RESERVE OFFICER PACAREA RADM (SEL) M. R. SEWARD

COMBATANT COMMANDS

DEPUTY J3 U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND RDML C. C. COLVIN
DEPUTY J3 U.S. SOUTHERN COMMAND RDML R. C. PARKER

JOINT INTERAGENCY TASK FORCES

DIRECTOR, JIATF SOUTH RADM J. L. NIMMICH
DIRECTOR, JIATF WEST RDML P. F. ZUKUNFT

TO REMAIN IN CURRENT BILLET PENDING FURTHER ASSIGNMENT:

LANT LANTAREA CHIEF OF STAFF RDML (SEL) S. H. RATTI
D14 D14 CHIEF OF STAFF RDML (SEL) C. W. RAY

HEADQUARTERS UNITS

ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT RADM J. S. BURHOE
NPFC DIRECTOR NAT'L POLLUTION FUND CENTER TBD,

HEADQUARTERS STAFF

CG-00H DIRECTOR, CIVIL RIGHTS STAFF MS. T. A. DICKERSON
CG-00J CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE HON J. N. INGOLIA
CG-01T DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATION RADM J. A. BRECKENRIDGE
CG-092 ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR
GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RDML M. E. LANDRY
CG-094 JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL RDML W. D. BAUMGARTNER
CG-094D DEPUTY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL MR. C. M. LEDERER
CG-1 ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR
HUMAN RESOURCES RADM J. A.BRECKENRIDGE
CG-11 DIRECTOR OF HEALTH AND SAFETY RADM M. J. TEDESCO
CG-12 DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RDML(SEL) D. A.NEPTUN
CG-12D DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL
MANAGEMENT MR. C. B. ODOM
CG-13 DIRECTOR OF RESERVE AND TRAINING RDML (SEL) D. R. MAY
CG-2 ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR INTELLIGENCE
AND INVESTIGATIONS MR. J. F. SLOAN
CG-2D DEPUTY ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR
INTELLIGENCE AND INVESTIGATIONS RDML C. A. COOGAN
CG-4 ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR
ENGINEERING AND LOGISTICS RDML(SEL)T.P. OSTEBO
CG-4D DEPUTY ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR
ENGINEERING AND LOGISTICS MR. J. G. ORNER
ACO ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR OPERATIONS RADM S. BRICE-O'HARA
ACO-I INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND FOREIGN
POLICY ADVISOR TBD
CG-ACO-O DIRECTOR OF INSPECTIONS AND
COMPLIANCE RDML(SEL)K.S. COOK
CG-5 ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR MARINE
SAFETY, SECURITY, AND STEWARDSHIP RDML B. M. SALERNO
CG-51 DIRECTOR OF ASSESSMENT, INTEGRATION
AND RISK MANAGEMENT TBD
CG-52 DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS
AND STANDARDS MR. J. G. LANTZ
CG-53 DIRECTOR OF RESPONSE POLICY RDML (SEL) J. R. CASTILLO
CG-54 DIRECTOR OF PREVENTION POLICY RDML(SEL)J.A. WATSON
CG-7 ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR CAPABILITY RDML W. E. JUSTICE
DOG DEPLOYABLE OPERATIONS GROUP RDML T. F. ATKIN
CG-6 ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR C4 AND
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RDML D. T. GLENN
CG-8 ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR RESOURCES RDML(SEL)K.A. TAYLOR
CG-8D DEPUTY ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR
RESOURCES MR. M. J. RAJK
CG-9 ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR ACQUISITION RADM G. T. BLORE
CG-91 SENIOR PROCUREMENT EXECUTIVE AND
HEAD OF CONTRACTING ACTIVITY MS. C. M. GRADY
CG-92 DEPUTY CHIEF ACQUISITIONS OFFICER
AND DIRECTOR OF ACQUISITION SERVICES MR. M. F. TANGORA
CG-93 PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICER RDML R. J. RABAGO
CG-93D DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ACQUISITION
PROGRAMS MS. G. L. PHAN
LIAISON/FIELD ASSIGNMENTS
DHS DHS MILITARY ADVISOR TO S-1 RDML D. B. LLOYD
GMII DIRECTOR, GLOBAL MARITIME
INTEL INTEGRATION RADM R. R. KELLY

6. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.

7. ADM T. W. ALLEN, COMMANDANT, SENDS.
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Monday, October 29, 2007

Commandants Says: Buckle Up!

ALCOAST 506/07
COMDTNOTE 5102
A. COMDTINST M5100.47, CH 10, I.2.D AND I.9.G
SUBJ: OFF-DUTY MOTOR VEHICLE MISHAPS
1. LAST NIGHT I RECEIVED ANOTHER CALL REPORTING THE DEATH OF A
COAST GUARD MEMBER IN A SINGLE CAR ACCIDENT. SINCE LABOR DAY, WE
HAVE LOST FIVE SHIPMATES IN OFF-DUTY MOTOR VEHICLE MISHAPS. IN THE
PAST FIVE YEARS, OUR FOLKS HAVE HAD ALMOST 800 OFF-DUTY CAR, TRUCK,
AND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS. MOST WERE PREVENTABLE. THIS IS
UNACCEPTABLE. IT RUNS COUNTER TO OUR CHARACTER AS GUARDIANS, IS
DEVASTATING TO OUR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES, AND UNDERMINES OUR
TREMENDOUS OPERATIONAL SUCCESS.
2. WE MUST HEAR AND HEED THE VOICES OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SILENCED
IN THESE ACCIDENTS - AND ACT. START BY KNOWING WHO YOUR AT-RISK
SHIPMATES ARE, AND HOW THEY SPEND THEIR OFF-DUTY TIME. LEAD BY
EXAMPLE, REGARDLESS OF RANK AND RATE AND FOSTER A CULTURE OF DOING
THE RIGHT THING. PLAN AHEAD TO AVOID UNNECESSARY AND DEADLY RISK,
AND HOLD SHIPMATES AND OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS.
WATCH EACH OTHERS BACKS. BE A TEAM.
3. NOW IS THE TIME TO TURN THE TIDE AND START PUTTING SAFETY FIRST.
IN ADDITION TO THE TRAINING AND PPE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN REF
A, I AM DIRECTING THE FOLLOWING POLICY CHANGES, INCLUDING EFFECTING
THESE GENERAL ORDERS: ALL MILITARY MEMBERS, INCLUDING RESERVISTS
IN AN ACTIVE STATUS INCLUDING IDT AND ADT, ARE ORDERED TO WEAR SEAT
BELTS WHEN AVAILABLE AND FUNCTIONING IN A MOVING CAR OR TRUCK,
WHETHER THEY ARE ON OR OFF-DUTY. ADDITIONALLY, EVERY MILITARY
MEMBER OPERATING OR RIDING AS A PASSENGER ON A MOTORCYCLE IS
ORDERED TO WEAR A CERTIFIED PROTECTIVE HELMET. THESE ORDERS APPLY
WHETHER THE MEMBER IS ON OR OFF-DUTY AND REGARDLESS OF ANY LESS
RESTRICTIVE REQUIREMENTS IN CIVIL JURISDICTIONS. FAILURE TO COMPLY
WITH THESE MANDATES MAY RESULT IN ADMINISTRATIVE AND/OR OTHER
ACTION UNDER THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. COMMANDING
OFFICERS/OFFICERS-IN-CHARGE SHALL ENSURE THAT ALL MEMBERS IN THEIR
COMMAND ARE AWARE OF THESE ORDERS, AND SHALL HOLD THOSE WHO FAIL TO
FOLLOW THEM ACCOUNTABLE.
4. FOR PURPOSES OF LINE OF DUTY/MISCONDUCT DETERMINATIONS, FAILURE
TO TAKE PROPER VEHICULAR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND TO COMPLY WITH
THESE ORDERS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS ONE OF POTENTIALLY SEVERAL
FACTORS DURING LINE OF DUTY/MISCONDUCT DETERMINATIONS. ALTHOUGH A
MEMBERS FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE ORDERS WILL NOT CREATE AN
AUTOMATIC PRESUMPTION OF MISCONDUCT, A DETERMINATION OF NOT IN THE
LINE OF DUTY BECAUSE OF A MEMBERS MISCONDUCT COULD RESULT IN A LOSS
OF IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AND OTHER BENEFITS TO THE SERVICE MEMBER
AND/OR SERVICE MEMBERS FAMILY.
5. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.
6. ADMIRAL THAD ALLEN, COMMANDANT, SENDS

Friday, October 26, 2007