Friday, February 17, 2006

Maybe I ought to have read the message board first

On the message board this morning:

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FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//G-C//
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INFO DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WASHINGTON DC
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COMDTNOTE 1426
SUBJ: VICE ADMIRAL NOMINATIONS
1. THE SECRETARY HAS APPROVED AND FORWARDED TO THE PRESIDENT THE NOMINATIONS OF VICE ADMIRAL VIVIEN S. CREA AS VICE COMMANDANT, REAR ADMIRAL CHARLES D. WURSTER FOR PROMOTION TO VADM AND ASSIGNMENT AS COMMANDER, PACIFIC AREA, REAR ADMIRAL D. BRIAN PETERMAN FOR PROMOTION TO VADM AND ASSIGNMENT AS COMMANDER, ATLANTIC AREA, AND REAR ADMIRAL ROBERT J. PAPP JR. FOR PROMOTION TO VADM AND ASSIGNMENT AS COAST GUARD CHIEF OF STAFF.
2. THESE NOMINATIONS ARE PART OF THE CONTINUOUS TRANSITION PROCESS WITHIN THE FLAG CORPS. WE HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE SERVICE OF VADM TERRY M. CROSS, OUR CURRENT VICE COMMANDANT AND VADM HARVEY E. JOHNSON JR., OUR CURRENT PACIFIC AREA COMMANDER. BOTH HAVE MADE ENORMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR SERVICE AS MEMBERS OF THE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SINCE MAY 2002 AND JUN 2004, RESPECTIVELY. THEY HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING THE SOUND FOUNDATION FOR CONTINUED ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS IN KEEPING WITH THE READINESS-PEOPLE-STEWARDSHIP THEMES OF MY COMMANDANT'S DIRECTION.
3. APPOINTMENT TO THESE BILLETS AND PROMOTION AS APPROPRIATE WILL OCCUR FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION BY THE SENATE.
4. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.
5. ADM T. H. COLLINS, COMMANDANT, SENDS.
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Someone pointed out to me that when the announcement about Allen's nomination came out, Admiral Collins did not make a single comment about Allen's service. He certainly has made comment about Johnson & Cross's service.

Wonder when we'll see the rest of the slate.

3 comments:

  1. Why do you feel that the lack of comments about Allen's service notable? He didn't say anything about Crea, Wurster or Peterman just the admirals that are retiring. The analogy would require comments about Collins' service on Allen's nomination service. That would be very unseemly.

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  2. Just reading in a bit, taking into consideration their working relationship (strained at best)...

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