Thad Allen takes on new leadership role at Coast Guard Academy

thad allen 2015Former Admiral Thad Allen’s legacy as the face of the Coast Guard during the Hurricane Katrina rescue effort is lending strength to the Coast Guard Academy’s renewed focus on creating leaders.

Allen, who also had major roles in the response to the 9/11 terrorist attack and the Deep Horizon oil spill off the Gulf Coast, has been tapped to give a major address each year on the character of leadership to the Corps of Cadets.

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