Admiral Appoints Local Man To Coast Guard Academy
Joseph DiRenzo IV, son of Joseph DiRenzo, III and Commander Karen DiRenzo, NC, USN of Suffolk, Va., will be presented his appointment papers to the United States Coast Guard Academy by Coast Guard Vice Admiral Vivean Crea, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander in a ceremony to be held Dec. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Headquarters in Portsmouth, Va. DiRenzo and his fellow cadets in the class of 2010 will report to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London CT on July 3rd, 2006 to begin Swab Summer, an indoctrination into academy, cadet and Coast Guard life. Following Swab Summer, DiRenzo will study mechanical engineering and work toward a Bachelors of Science degree. DiRenzo plans to compete for the Varsity Swim team while attending the Academy.
Cummings Recognizes 100th Anniversary of USCG Academy
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) managed the passage of H.Con.Res. 258, Congratulating the Commandant of the Coast Guard and the Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy and its staff for 100 years of operation of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. The School of Instruction to the U.S. Revenue Cutter Academy was established at Fort Trumbull in New London, Connecticut, in 1910, and later became known as the Coast Guard Academy after the consolidation of the Life Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service in 1915. The Academy moved to its present location along the banks of the Thames River in 1932. In1946, the former German Navy training vessel Horst Wessel was acquired by the United States for use by the Coast Guard and renamed Eagle…
Obama to Speak at CGA Commencement
President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 134th Commencement Exercises on Wednesday, May 20. Presidents traditionally address the graduating class at one of the federal service academies on a rotating basis. President Obama addressed the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2014 at West Point last year. "It is a tremendous honor for us to host the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States at our Academy to present commissions to the graduating class,” said Coast Guard Academy Superintendent Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz.
Coast Guard Asked to Address Racial Intolerance
Following the discovery of two nooses placed among the personal effects of a student and officer at the United States Coast Guard Academy, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, called upon Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen to address the full Academy and thoroughly investigate the incidents. The Academy announced that it will be expanding training on race relations following the discovery of the nooses—one found in the bag of an African-American cadet, and the second in the office of a white female officer who led training on race relations in response to the first incident. Congressman Cummings has applauded the training but feels it is not enough.
Cummings Congratulates Coast Guard Academy
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, congratulated the United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, Conn., for being named one of the top institutions of higher learning by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes Magazine. The Coast Guard Academy was awarded first place in the Baccalaureate Colleges (North) category in the 2011 edition of U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges issue. The Academy earned a perfect overall score of 100, the highest among more than 300 colleges which were ranked. The news comes only weeks after Cummings recognized the Academy for their improvement in diversity efforts. The Class of 2014 reported for training on June 28.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy Graduation
The speaker for the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy was Vice President Richard B. Cheney. The Vice President reminded the graduates, now Ensigns in the oldest continuous naval service in the United States, of the many opportunities and challenges ahead. Go for it! Souce: HK Law
First Woman in Command of U.S. Military Academy
A woman took command of a U.S. military service academy for the first time in history when Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz took over as the superintendant of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Friday, June 3. “We are extremely proud to be the first service with a woman at the helm of our academy,” said U.S. Coast Guard commandant, Adm. Robert J. Papp. Stosz takes over as the school continues to see an increase in minority admissions, growing from 12 percent in 2008 to 24 percent in 2010.
Admiral Olsen Tapped to Lead Webb
Charles Visconti, Chairman of the Webb Institute Board of Trustees, announced that Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, Jr., the current Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., was selected to succeed Ronald K. Kiss on July 1, 2005 as President of Webb Institute. Admiral Olsen, born in Brooklyn, grew up in New London, where he graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1969. He later earned an M.S. in Administration from the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey, Ca., and an M.S. in National Security and Strategic Studies form the Naval War College. During his 34 years of service in the United States Coast Guard…
USCG Leadership Development Center Change of Command
The Coast Guard’s Leadership Develop Center will have its first change of command ceremony Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m. in front of Yeaton Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The change of command ceremony provides a time-honored ritual that has remained essentially unchanged for centuries of naval history. Signifying the transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability to the assembled crew, the tradition represents the Coast Guard men and women who have stated the words and assumed the command.
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 20
1914- International Ice Patrol Convention signed. 1961- During his inaugural parade, President John F. Kennedy noticed that there were no African-Americans in the Coast Guard Academy cadet unit marching in the parade. He ordered an aide to correct the problem. The aide contacted Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon and ordered him to admit African-Americans in the next Coast Guard Academy class. 1984-Coast Guard units responded to a six-alarm fire along Boston's waterfront. The fire began early on the morning of 20 January on the Boston and Maine Railroad Bridge directly behind Boston Garden and North Station. The Boston Fire Department requested Coast Guard assistance and MSO Boston coordinated the response.
Coast Guard-AWO Vessel Rider Program Kicks Off Second Year
For the second consecutive year, cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are spending time on board tugboats and towboats this summer as part of a program under the auspices of the Coast Guard-American Waterways Operators (AWO) Safety Partnership. The Coast Guard Academy Cadet Towing Vessel Rider Program was established in February 2012 to educate cadets on the tugboat, towboat and barge industry through a week or more of shoreside and onboard training. This year’s program is off to a strong start…
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 28
1946- Peacetime cruises for the cadets of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London Connecticut, were revived. (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
Cummings Congratulates RADM Stosz On Promotion
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-7) offered his congratulations this week to United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral (lower half) Sandy Stosz, on the occasion of her promotion to that rank. Stosz, who is from Ellicott City, in the Seventh District, is the first female graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to be selected for promotion to flag rank. As the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Congressman Cummings took particular pride in the promotion of RADM Stosz. “This is a wonderful time for Sandy Stosz and her family,” said Congressman Cummings. “Other women have excelled in service to our nation and have attained a flag officer rank.
Obituary: Adm. Owen W. Siler
Adm. Owen W. Siler, 85, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1974 to 1978, died from heart failure July 17 at St. Joseph's hospital in Atlanta. A World War II veteran, Siler served in combat duty aboard two ships in the Pacific and participated in the occupation of Northern Honshu, Japan, following Japan's surrender. His Coast Guard career highlights included serving as a deck officer afloat, as an aviator performing search and rescue patrols, and ashore in the law enforcement, marine safety and environmental protection fields. Other assignments included chief of the search and rescue branch in Juneau, Alaska, deputy chief of staff in Washington…
US Coast Guard Barque Eagle Sails to New York
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle sailed into New York City, Thursday, as part of a voyage commemorating 70-years since the original journey from northern Germany to New York. The historic Eagle – the only active commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. armed services – was constructed in 1936 and was acquired from Germany as a war reparation following World War II. The shipe is now primarily used to train cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Eagle’s arrival to New York also coincides with the Coast Guard’s 226th birthday.
Alfultis Appointed President of SUNY Maritime
Dr. Michael A. Alfultis, a retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, and the director and chief administrative officer of the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, has been named as the next president of the SUNY Maritime College. Dr. Alfultis’ appointment was affirmed today by the SUNY Board of Trustees who met in Buffalo. He will begin his Maritime presidential duties on Monday, July 14. With more than 20 years of undergraduate teaching experience and 13 years of progressive academic administrative responsibility at both military and civilian institutions of higher education…
Mazurek is '2015 Coast Guard Engineer of the Year'
Dr. David Mazurek, a civil engineering professor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, has been named the winner of the 2015 U.S. Coast Guard Engineer of the Year Award. Mazurek was selected from a strong and diverse pool of exceptional nominees based on his educational, professional, and personal achievements. An expert in structural analysis and design who has served as an Academy civil engineering professor for more than 24 years, he has taught mechanics and structural engineering to an entire generation of U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineers.
"Coast Guard Goes to the Movies"
The United States Coast Guard Museum in New London, Conn. is currently hosting an exhibit of vintage movie posters pertaining to the Coast Guard in films from the 1920s-1980s. The title of the exhibit is "Coast Guard goes to the Movies: The CDR Ralph W. Judd Collection." The show will run from Nov. 8, 2013 to May 26, 2014. A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 1954, Ralph W. Judd served on Coast Guard Cutter Northwind. He returned to the Academy in 1962 to become the chief of the physics section. In 1972 he retired at the rank of commander and became a writer.
Coast Guard Foundation To Welcome Uscg Barque Eagle
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it will host a reception to welcome the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle at the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing on March 18, 2011, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The official kick-off and first stop of the Eagle’s 75th anniversary tour, the reception will raise awareness of the Coast Guard Foundation’s mission to serve the men and women of the Coast Guard…
Coast Guard Foundation Welcomes USCG Barque Eagle to Philadelphia
The Coast Guard Foundation announced that it will host a reception to welcome the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle at the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing on March 18, 2011, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The official kick-off and first stop of the Eagle’s 75th anniversary tour, the reception will raise awareness of the Coast Guard Foundation’s mission to serve the men and women of the Coast Guard, as well as its support for leadership and training of the country’s Coast Guard officers.
Cummings Supports Coast Guard’s Educational Partnership
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and former Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, will join Coast Guard senior leaders and the President of Morgan State University, Dr. David Wilson, on Tuesday, November 1st, aboard the newly delivered Coast Guard National Security Cutter STRATTON to sign a partnership agreement that will provide new academic opportunities to Morgan State University’s students and faculty…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – February 3
1801- Treaty of peace with France was ratified on this date, thereby ending the "Quasi-War," in which cutters of the Revenue Marine had rendered outstanding service. 1880- Date of a terrific gale on the New Jersey coast. Six vessels came ashore with 47 persons on board all but two survived. Nineteen USLSS crewmen won Gold Life-Saving Medals during the rescue of the persons aboard the wrecked George Taulane. 1943- A U-boat torpedoed the transport USS Dorchester off the coast of Greenland. Two of her escorts, CGCs Comanche and Escanaba, responded. The crew of Escanaba used a new rescue technique when pulling survivors from the water. This "retriever" technique used swimmers clad in wet suits to swim to victims in the water and secure a line to them so they could be hauled onto the ship.
Trump to Keynote Coast Guard Academy Commencement
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy will host President Donald J. Trump, who is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at graduation on Wednesday May 17. "Every commencement is a special occasion, but it is particularly memorable when the President presents our future leaders with their commissions,” said Academy Superintendent Rear Adm. James E. Rendon. The President traditionally addresses the graduating class at one of the federal service academies on a rotating basis. President Obama came to the Academy in 2015.