Thursday, May 25, 2006

Commandant sets a performance goal for his communication with the field

The Commandant's performance goal: receipt of his all hands messages by ALL HANDS within 24 hours...

R 251740Z MAY 06 ZUI ASN-A00145000027
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//G-C//
TO ALCOAST
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UNCLAS //N01321//
ALCOAST 299/06
COMDTNOTE 1321
SUBJ: COMMANDANTS CHANGE OF COMMAND
1. TODAY I RELIEVED ADMIRAL THOMAS COLLINS AS COMMANDANT. WE HONOR HIS 38 YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO THE NATION. HE LED THE COAST GUARD THROUGH TIMES OF SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE AND CHANGE, INCLUDING THE TRANSITION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, SUPPORTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NORTHCOM, THE SWIFT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ACT, HISTORIC INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND THE UNPRECEDENTED RESPONSE TO THE 2005 HURRICANES. WE WISH HIM WELL AND THANK HIM FOR A JOB WELL DONE IN SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND HUMANITY. I ALSO EXTEND MY SINCERE APPRECIATION TO MRS. NANCY COLLINS FOR HER SUPPORT DURING ADMIRAL COLLINS DISTINGUISHED CAREER.
2. CONCURRENT WITH THIS ALCOAST I AM SENDING AN EMAIL, MY FIRST SITREP, TO ALL HANDS AND TO OUR MANY PARTNERS, OUTLINING MY INTENT. A PERSONAL VIDEO MESSAGE FROM ME, ALONG WITH THIS SITREP, CAN BE ACCESSED ON THE COAST GUARD INTERNET HOME PAGE AT WWW.USCG.MIL IN THE COMMANDANTS CORNER AND ON THE OURCG TAB OF CGCENTRAL AT HTTP://CGCENTRAL.USCG.MIL. IN THE FUTURE YOU WILL RECEIVE ALL HANDS MESSAGES DIRECTLY FROM ME VIA SEVERAL CHANNELS, INCLUDING ALL HANDS GENERAL MESSAGES AND THESE WEBSITES. MY PERFORMANCE GOAL IS TO ENSURE RECEIPT BY ALL MEMBERS, O-10 TO E-1, IN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.
3. I AM EXTRAORDINARILY PROUD OF YOU AND OUR SERVICE. I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO SERVE YOU AND THE NATION.
4. ALL HAZARDS, ALL THREATS, ALWAYS READY...SEMPER PARATUS.
5. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.
6. ADMIRAL THAD ALLEN, COMMANDANT, SENDS.
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