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Willard Smith

Speaker: Admiral Willard J. Smith
Date: December 10, 1968

Coast Guard Officer who discusses his role as commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Among a significant number of issues, addresses the formation of the Department of Transportation, the proposed transfer of the Coast Guard from the Treasury to the Department of Transportation, the function of the Coast Guard as part of the Navy in time of national emergency, President Johnson's personal interest in the Coast Guard, the National Transportation Safety Board, and a number of specific problems and missions of the Coast Guard.