Admiral Karl Schultz, the 26th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, spoke at the November 2, 2018, meeting of the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee hosted at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology & Training Center. Admiral Schultz discussed the three lines of effort established in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook released in October:
- Facilitating lawful trade and travel on secure waterways;
- Modernizing aids to navigation and mariner information systems; and
- Transforming Coast Guard workforce capacity and partnerships to meet the increasingly complex operating environment.
Admiral Schultz noted that “security and prosperity…are two sides of the same coin,” and the Coast Guard strives to align its work with industry. He also discussed how strong partnerships enable collaboration between the Coast Guard, other public partners, and private stakeholders, and he praised the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee for being a prime example of how these partnerships can work.
The Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook can be read online here.