Congratulations on your assignment to Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311 (PSU 311). We are one of eight Coast Guard reserve expeditionary warfare units, with a proud history of service to our great Nation serving in Bahrain, Korea, Cuba and Kuwait. The unit exemplifies the U.S. Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.
PSU 311 is a member of the Deployable Specialized Force. Our primary mission is to provide port security in support of military or humanitarian operations worldwide, ready to deploy within 96 hours of notification and establish sustained operations within 24 hours. You will be joining an exceptional team of professionals who are dedicated to defending, protecting, and serving the citizens of the United States.
Your initial assignment at the unit will be in our indoctrination section (INDOC). The objective of INDOC is to introduce you to the expeditionary warfare mission and provide initial training. You will be paired with an experienced mentor who will guide you through the check-in process, brief you on unit history, missions, standards, procedures and protocols. Upon completion of the INDOC program, you will be assigned to one of our divisions. I strongly encourage you to use this time to your advantage. The harder you work at learning the basics and accomplishing the required administrative tasks, the sooner you will become a productive member of the team.
As a member of PSU 311 you will be held to a very high standard of personal and professional conduct. I expect you to conduct yourself, on and off duty, in a manner consistent with our service’s high moral standards and core values. You are always representing the Coast Guard whether on or off duty. Take time to read and understand my leadership philosophy. Also, to ensure a smooth administrative check-in, please review the documents and resources your receive in your Welcome Aboard Package.
I look forward to serving alongside you standing Semper Paratus to defend and uphold the hard earned and cherished freedom of our great Nation! Welcome Aboard!
CDR John M. Caraballo
Port Security Unit 311