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Always Ready: The U.S. Coast Guard (Power) (Paperback), by Kit Bonner. Zenith Press (June 4, 2004).
The U.S. Coast Guard's motto, Semper Paratus, translates to "Always Ready," which is the code by which thousands of men and women have lived and died. The U.S. Coast Guard conducts maritime security, safety, homeland security, military duties in time of war, ice operations, and many other duties that sometimes go unnoticed. In an average day, there are 109 search and rescue missions and 10 lives are saved. This book covers the fascinating history of this branch of the military, providing information on various duties, and discuss how the U.S. Coast Guard has changed since September 11, 2001.  Information

Character in Action: The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership (Hardcover), by Donald T. Phillips and James M. Loy. US Naval Institute Press; 1 edition (June 2003).
How does the U.S. Coast Guard create, instill, and maintain leadership throughout a 40,000 member force spread across the United States? A former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and a best-selling author combine their knowledge of the subject to offer a formula for success. Donald T. Phillips, who has written eight books on leadership, asserts that the Coast Guard is a superlative example of an organization with effective leadership, loaded with leaders at all levels. From a guardsman scraping barnacles off buoys in the Gulf of Mexico to the captain of a cutter in the Gulf of Alaska to the Commandant in Washington, they know exactly what leadership is, how it works, and why it is important. This case study in leadership uses the Coast Guard as an example for other organizations who want to imbue leadership to every single one of its members. An effective leadership beacon, the book is replete with tangible examples, vivid anecdotes, and explicit guidelines on how to instill leadership throughout an entire organization. Stories abound on Coast Guard efficiency, innovation, and heroism and many are used to illustrate the service's effectiveness and to engage the reader. From the military and government communities to the business world, a variety of organizations can benefit from this outstanding leadership guide. Information

LUCKY THIRTEEN: D-Days in the Pacific with the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II (Hardcover), by Ken Wiley. Casemate (February 2007).
In this book, Ken Wiley, a Coast Guardsman on an Attack Transport in the Pacific, relates the intricate, often nerve wracking story of how the United States projected its power across 6,000 miles in the teeth of fanatical Japanese resistance. Each invasion was a swirl of moving parts, from frogmen to fire support, transport mother ships to Attack Transports, the smaller Higgins boats (LCVPs), and during the last terrifying stage the courageous men who would storm the beaches. The author participated in the campaigns for the Marshall Islands, the Marianas the Philippines and Okinawa, and with a precise eye for detail relates numerous aspects of landing craft operations, such as ferrying wounded, that are often discounted. He conveys the terror and horrors of war, as well as, on occasion, the thrill, while not neglecting the humor and cameraderie of wartime life. An exciting book, full of harrowing combat action, Lucky Thirteen also provides a valuable service in expanding our knowledge of exactly how World War II's massive amphibious operations were undertaken. Information

The U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Force Modernization Plan: Can it be Accelerated? Will it Meet Changing Security Needs? (Paperback), by Brien Alkire. RAND Corporation (June 25, 2005).
Explores acceleration of the pace at which the U.S. Coast Guard can acquire surface and air assests that it will operate in teh deepwater environment and whether the original Integrated Deepwater System program to modernize its aging cutters and aircraft will provide the Coast Guard with a force structure to meet the demands of its traditional missions and emerging responsibilities. Information

U.S. Coast Guard #515 (Paperback), by Richard Block. ProStar Publications, Inc. (August 2003).
This comprehensive two volume set is edited by Richard Block of Marine Education Textbooks and contains selected regulations enforced by the United States Coast Guard from Title 33 (Navigation and Navigable Waters) and Title 46 (Shipping) of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These regulations relate to all non-U.S. Flag vessel design, equipement and operations in United States Waters. This edition also includes Tempory Interim Rules on Maritime Security. Information

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: Birth to the New Normalcy, 1939-2007 (Hardcover). Turner Publishing Company (KY) (August 2007). Information


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