Admiral Thad Allen, MPA ‘86, 23rd Commandant of the US Coast Guard

Andrea Leung, Kaitlin Welborn


Admiral Thad Allen, the 23rd Commandant of the US Coast Guard, graduated from The George Washington University with his Master of Public Administration in 1986. Since that point, he has been in charge of the federal responses for Hurricane Katrina as well as for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Admiral Allen sat down with the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor of Policy Perspectives to talk about lessons learned from his career, “dogs who hunt,” and the possibility of an Admiral Allen Twitter account.


Thad Allen; Coast Guard; public administration; Hurricane Katrina; Deepwater Horizon

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