The past year has been one of the busiest in Coast Guard history. Admiral Karl Schultz was sworn in as the 26th Commandant; the service broke records in mission accomplishment, especially with drug interdiction; and the research-and-development program saw two nanosatellites go into space. The service also responded to multiple hurricanes, including Florence and Michael, and commissioned new cutters to provide today’s Coast Guard men and women with significantly more capable assets.
The U.S. Coast Guard in Review
By Joe DiRenzo III and David Boyd