Paul Zukunft

U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team-West crew members conduct a tactical demonstration in the Port of Los Angeles, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the Arctic, but the service needs more funding for operations and infrastructure, its commandant said Thursday. (Seaman Ryan Estrada/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Mid-career women leaving Coast Guard blame leadership, sexual assault

A new RAND study finds women and leaving the Coast Guard due to multiple factors and offers some ways to fix it.

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U.S.Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Newly-retired Coast Guard commandant proud of the service he leaves behind

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U.S.Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Paul Zukunft: Reflections on a 40-year Coast Guard career

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In this Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 photo, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star rests by a dock in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The only U.S. ship capable of breaking through Antarctica’s thick ice is undergoing repairs in balmy Hawaii this week as it prepares to head south. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Coast Guard ‘delighted’ by boon in budget, plans on addressing maintenance backlog

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FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, although difficult, for them to join the armed services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Transgender people can openly join military starting Jan. 1 after court issues blow to Trump policy

The D.C. District Court struck down a request by the Defense Department to delay the accession of transgender people into the military.

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Workforce focus, fleet upgrades propel Coast Guard toward modernization

High retention rates and fleet upgrades are allowing the service to accomplish its mission to new degrees.

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Donald Trump

Congress wants answers on who advised Trump on transgender military ban

Multiple high-ranking military officials have come out against the ban, and lawmakers want to know who advised the president.

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