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Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 5 (Admiral Thad Allen)


uscg-commandant-admiral-thad-allenIn 2006 United States Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen was joined by investor Warren Buffett, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Proctor & Gamble Chief Executive Officer Arthur Lafley, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and 12 other impressive individuals in being named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders. Today Admiral Allen leads nearly 100,000 enlisted, reservist, civilian and auxiliary men and woman who fulfill the Coast Guard’s mission “to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and America’s coasts, ports, and inland waterways.”

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Weekly Leader– Admiral Thad Allen, 23rd Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

Commandant’s Official Bio

Admiral Allen’s blog iCommandant

Admiral Allen on Facebook and Twitter

US News and World Reports – Best Leaders of 2006

MIT Sloan Fellow Program

Reading: Two Tankers Down: The Greatest Small-Boat Rescue in U.S. Coast Guard History by Robert Frump

Leader Lunch: Alexander Hamilton

Contact Info (feel free to attach a MP3 file 5 mb or less)

Weekly Leader Team:

Pam Fox Rollin (twitter @PamFR); Mary Michaela Weber (@marymichaela); Mario Vittone; Colin Ude-Lewis (@colinudelewis); Peter A. Mello (@petermello)


Podcast intro – Trance Sends by Trance Blackman

Semper Paratus (Always Ready) – US Coast Guard Anthem

Own True Way by Great Big Sea from the Podsafe Music Network

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About the author

Peter A. Mello, Founder/Editor Founder of Weekly Leader and Sea-Fever Consulting, LLC, a leadership development and strategic communications consultancy. Previously, CEO of an international nonprofit organization and COO of a national insurance/risk management services firm. Peter has been leading people and managing organizations for over 30 years, writes a leadership column for MarineNews magazine and blogs about maritime culture at Sea-Fever. Follow him on Twitter.

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