I had, earlier this afternoon, made a post about comments recently made by Admiral Allen. At the request of a senior CG officer -- and, no, it was not the Admiral -- I have removed the post. I've kept the material and will repost sometime this summer after Admiral Allen assumes the role of Commandant.
While I'd thought his comments were for public consumption - I didn't hear much I hadn't heard from him before or thought of myself -- this senior CG officer (whose opinion I respect) believes Admiral Allen hasn't really discussed his thoughts with a host of people; even, the senior officer believes, some of the flag corps hasn't heard it. We were, so this officer thinks, getting a dry run for Admiral Allen's stump speach as the Commandant.
I'll say this: no surprises. What I heard is that Admiral Allen wants to grow our people and lead the Coast Guard into structure as knowledge-based organization.
As I concluded in my now deleted post, I'm excited. Be ready for Admiral Allen to step out quickly; be ready to follow. And, stand by for heavy rolls.
We're in for great four years, and he'll set up for an excellent four years following. It's a great time to be a Coastie.