Schultz: Coast Guard Could Face Retention Problems if Members Chose Early Retirement

Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard, speaks during the 2021 State of the Coast Guard Address in San Diego March 11, 2021. US Coast Guard Photo

Retaining talent in the Coast Guard is a looming problem for the service as members choose to retire younger, commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said Tuesday.

While retaining talent is not a problem today, Schultz predicted that it would need to be a focus of the next commandant, he said speaking at the Heritage Foundation.

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