Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz hopeful for the branch’s future

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Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz shares with his colleagues at the other military services the need to push for both modernization and readiness. Admiral Schultz joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin from the Sea-Air-Space Expo to discuss a range of issues, including a piece of good news, a contract to build a new icebreaker.

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