Security Levels

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FEACT Detachment (FEDET) Seoul

History
The USCG has maintained a continuous presence in Korea since the end of WWII.  In 2007 the USCG created a permanent position at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul to provide the services align with the missions of the Coast Guard Director of International Affairs & Foreign Policy (CG-DCO-I) and the International Port Security (IPS) Program.  The office is located on the 3rd Floor within the U.S. Embassy Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Attaché.

Additional information on "The U. S. Coast Guard's Role in the Korean Conflict", by Scott T. Price can be found at
http://www.uscg.mil/history/articles/Korean_War.asp.

Primary Duties

International Port Security Liaison Officer (IPSLO)
Reports directly to FEACT's Command regarding IPS Program missions within the Asia Region.  The IPSLO carries out the assessment of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) implementation and other anti-­terrorism security measures in foreign ports.  In addition, the IPSLO conducts bilateral discussions to share and align port security practices seeking to reduce risks to U.S. ports and ships, and to the entire maritime transport system.  The IPSLO liaises with the countries of South Korea and China.

Coast Guard Liaison Officer (CGLO) to the U.S. Embassy, Seoul
Thru the support and direction from the Fourteenth Coast Guard District (D14) and Pacific Area (PACAREA) the CGLO move forward CG-DCO-I missions and is the U.S. Government's representative for all Coast Guard issues.  The CGLO also participates in embassy working groups and exercises and facilitates visits from other USCG members by providing material support and arranging courtesy calls with local commands and the embassy.  Interacts with Korea Coast Guard (KCG) on a regular basis to discuss training opportunities and other areas of mutual interest.

USCG Auxiliary (CGAUX) Coordinator for Korea
The CGAUX maintains a small but dedicated presence in South Korea comprised of two members that report to CGAUX Flotilla located in Guam.  Their current project is assisting the KCG with implementing a Korean auxiliary force to provide Search and Rescue (SAR) assistance.

Contact Information
Commercial Office Phone Number: +82-2-397-4977
DSN: 721-4977
Fax: +82-2-795-3196

FedEx Address
Embassy of the United States, Seoul
32 Sejongno, Jongno-Gu
Seoul 110-710
Republic of Korea

U.S. Mailing Address
Unit 9600, Box 71
DPO, AP 96209-0071
Last Modified 6/5/2013