"What I’m really trying to do is create a change-centric organization that continually adapts to
its environment…An enduring legacy that I would like to leave is that we have [created] a Coast
Guard that was capable of sensing changes in demand and proactive in doing what this country
needs us to do."
"From our very inception, indeed, the department in which we fit, a top priority has been the prevention
of another terrorist attack on the U.S. From our immediate perspective, that means preventing the entry
of terrorists and others who would do harm to us in the U.S.”