iCommandant Taking Questions for the State of the Coast Guard Address – What would you ask?

Mike Schuler
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February 25, 2009

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In preparation for his third State of the Coast Guard speech that he will be delivering to Congress on Tuesday, March 3rd, Admiral Thad Allen wants remind his web 2.0 followers of a new feature for this years address: a question and answer section.  In his web journal, iCommandant, Admiral Thad Allen encourages readers to submit questions that they would like to see addressed in, well, his address. He states:

A new feature at this year’s address is a Question and Answer session. Those in attendance will be able to ask questions directly but I’d also like to hear from the field and our external stakeholders. Just post your question as a comment to this blog entry. I’m encouraging you to use this opportunity to ask about Coast Guard-wide issues.

The theme of this year’s speech is “The U.S. Coast Guard: America’s Maritime Guardian.” I want to highlight the Coast Guard’s broad impact across the entire maritime domain…in the heartland, the ports, at sea, and around the globe. The Coast Guard provides a tremendous value to the Nation and this is another opportunity to tell our story to the American public. I’ll also discuss some of our budgetary and legislative challenges in the coming year.

Here at gCaptain, we have enjoyed watching the Coast Guard’s push to Web 2.0 platforms, so we would like to encourage our readers to submit questions to the Commandant on his blog HERE, or you can just leave your questions as comments on this post and we will forward them over.

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