Hello I’m Vice Admiral Charlie Ray, Coast
Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations. As we celebrate the Coast Guard’s
227th birthday during the month of August, I want to highlight the value our service adds to
our nation from our establishment in 1790s of Revenue Marine we’ve
continuously absorb new missions and we now have authorities and capabilities that are the envy of coast guards and navys around the world while always an armed
service we directly support our departments primary missions of
preventing terrorism securing our borders and forcing immigration laws, securing cyberspace and ensuring resiliency to disaster so happy birthday Coast
Guard men and women I’m proud to serve alongside you.