Interview with Vice Admiral Papp

John Konrad
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August 16, 2009

On the heels of gCaptain’s interview with Commandant Thad Allen, the Unofficial Coast Guard blog sits down with the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area Commander, Vice Admiral Papp. They tell us:


It was a little less than a month ago that I mentioned the newly found blog of Vice Admiral Papp, the Atlantic Area Commander, where it was noted that he was on a trip visiting our folks on the other side of the pond who are pulling duty as part of Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA). Well it just so happens that two days before he left I’d requested an interview with him, however, that had to wait until his return. Though it would have been nice to be blogging from afar…

Anyway, from what I’ve figured out the official party went to the Azores, Naples, Kuwait, Bahrain, back to Kuwait, Northern Arabian Gulf, Umm Qsar (Iraq), Valletta (Malta), and back home… wow. From the photos alone I’d say they made it to every single one of our Coasties out there showing the support of LANTAREA. I’ll be posting more of the photos as part of our Coast Guard Image series in the near future.

Click HERE for the full interview.

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