The Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) invites you to join us at the Navy Now Forum on 23 July 2013 for remarks by ADM Robert J. Papp, Jr., Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard. ADM Papp will speak on the future of Coast Guard shipbuilding programs and procurement plans, as well as how the service will continue to carry out its mission in light of the sequester.
The event will include a 30 minute networking period, followed by lunch, ADM Papp's remarks, and a question and answer session with guests. Do not miss this valuable opportunity to network and engage in dialogue with Navy, Coast Guard, and industry leaders, while gaining critical insight into how the Coast Guard's future may present opportunities for you. Register today while space is still available!
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ADM Papp Biography
Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. assumed the duties of the 24th Commandant of
the U.S. Coast Guard on May 25, 2010. He leads the largest component of
the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), comprised of 42,000 active
duty, 8,200 Reserve, 8,000 civilian and 31,000 volunteer Auxiliarists.
The Coast Guard is “Semper Paratus” – Always Ready – to use its
distinctive blend of military, humanitarian and law enforcement capabilities
to save lives and property at sea, protect and maintain our ports and
maritime transportation system, secure our borders, respond to natural
disasters, protect our marine environment and defend our Nation. The Coast
Guard is also America’s oldest continuous seagoing service and one of the
Nation’s five armed services. We trace our history back to August 4th,
1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to
enforce tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. Our people are
committed to the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty.
As a flag officer, Admiral Papp served as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, where he was
operational commander for all U.S. Coast Guard missions within the eastern half of the world and
provided support to the Department of Defense; as the Chief of Staff of the Coast Guard and Commanding
Officer of Coast Guard Headquarters; as Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, with responsibilities
for Coast Guard missions on the Great Lakes and Northern Border; and as Director of Reserve and
Training where he was responsible for managing and supporting 13,000 Coast Guard Ready Reservists
and all Coast Guard Training Centers.
Admiral Papp has served in six Coast Guard Cutters, commanding four of them: RED BEECH, PAPAW
FORWARD, and the training barque EAGLE. He also served as commander of a task unit during
Operation ABLE MANNER off the coast of Haiti in 1994, enforcing United Nations Sanctions.
Additionally, his task unit augmented U.S. Naval Forces during Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY.
He is a 1975 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Additionally, he holds a Master of Arts
in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College and a Master of
Science in Management from Salve Regina College.
Admiral Papp is the 13th Gold Ancient Mariner of the Coast Guard. The Gold Ancient Mariner is an
honorary position held by an officer with over ten years of cumulative sea duty who has held the
qualification as a Cutterman longer than any other officer.
Admiral Papp is a native of Norwich, Conn. He is married to the former Linda Kapral of East Lyme, Conn.
Admiral and Mrs. Papp have three daughters and two granddaughters.