“Doctrine: Fundamental principles and officially sanctioned beliefs which guide the
Coast Guard in support of national objectives. Doctrine is authoritative but not
directive, requires judgment in application, and provides decision makers and
personnel a standard frame of reference. “(Doctrine Study Group Final Report,
01 April 2009).
The Coast Guard Office of Doctrine Oversight is responsible for the administration of the Coast Guard Doctrine System.
The Office does not write doctrine. Its purpose is to administer and enforce the Servicewide doctrine process in a timely, consistent, and standardized manner. This includes the enforcement of editorial standards and precise use of terms. Precise use of terms includes the establishment and maintenance of a standard reference source for Coast Guard terms, i.e., a Coast Guard Lexicon.
Additionally, CG-0953 is the portal through which other agencies or government departments reach the Coast Guard regarding matters of doctrine. CG-0953 ensures inquiries are properly tracked and resolved consistent with other doctrine in place or under development.
CG-0953 functional statements can be reviewed here: Click Here