08/04/2015 12:00:00 pm
The United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series proudly welcomes Thomas P. Ostrom and John J. Galluzzo as they discuss their new book United States Coast Guard Leaders and Missions, 1790 to the Present (McFarland, 2015)
The history of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies dates from 1790, with missions in both domestic and international waters. The service has provided aids to navigation, enforcement of maritime laws, environmental protection, search and rescue, immigration and narcotics interdiction, maritime safety assistance, port security, natural disaster response and national defense missions, including overseas with other U.S. armed forces and federal and state public safety agencies. Its maritime mission regions have included Arctic and Antarctic waters, inland and coastal U.S. waterways and the seas and oceans of the world. This history describes how the Coast Guard has manifested its legacy and motto, Semper Paratus (Always Ready), in changing conditions under each of its leaders.
Following the presentation, the authors will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
COST: Free and open to the public
Thomas P. Ostrom, served in the US Coast Guard Reserve from 1961 to 1969, and taught anthropology, geography, and history in Minnesota before retiring. He has written histories on the role of the US Coast Guard on the Great Lakes, in World War II, and in National Defense, all published by McFarland.
John J. Galluzzo is a distinguished maritime historian and journal editor. The author of several maritime articles and books, he has particularly studied the history of the Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies. He has been an active member and leader in the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association (USLSSHA).