Q&A: On the Waterfront

Exclusive interview with Admiral Thad Allen

Posted on May 07, 2010 by DAVID HELVARG, OnEarth Magazine

Admiral Thad Allen is set to retire this month as the 23rd commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. But first, President Obama has asked him to perform a final job, and it's a big one: Allen has been tapped to serve as national incident commander for the federal response to the devastating BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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