When you are speaking of the Coast Guard the answer to your question is generally no.
You've been drinking too much Haterade today. I've been in the CG for 15 years. The past 5 years have held an incredible amount of change for the CG. Most of it has been for the better.
And a lot of it seems like its been change for the sake of change...or an OER bullet...
John - 2nd Anonoymous is right. OER driven change in 4 year increments (typical tour) is all I have seen. Oh by the way I've been associated with the Coast Guard for the last 20+ years and no great change. I may be drinking the haterade but you really should tell Mr. Jones you'll pass on the kool-aid.