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July 16, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Former Coast Guard commander named to new Arctic post

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday named the Coast Guard’s former top commander to a new, high-level post to help direct the nation’s Arctic strategy, signaling the┬ápolar region’s importance in┬ánational security and foreign policy matters. Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., who retired this May as the commandant of…


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