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Food Service Program Changes

Starting in FY15, several changes will be made to the Coast Guard Food Service (CGFS) Program to achieve organizational budget reduction targets, while minimizing impacts for operational commanders.

CG Galley Meal Rates

Food Service Galley Reductions

Box Meals Policy

Pay and Bonuses

  • ALCOAST 193/15: FY15 Active Duty Enlisted Workforce Management Critical Rate SITREP 2 Bonus Programs for FS and OS Rates
    • FAQs for FY15 Active Bonus Programs
  • ALCOAST 107/15: FY15 Active Duty Enlisted Workforce Management Critical Rate SITREP 1
  • ALCOAST 424/14: FY15 Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP)

Other Updates

  • ALCOAST 195/15: Selection of the 2014 Forrest O. Rednour Memorial Awards for Food Service Specialist of the Year (FSOY) and Dining Facility of the Year (DFOY)
  • ALCOAST 100/15: Food Service Paperwork Management Workbooks (FSPMW) Version 15.2
  • Change Overview
  • Resources

Who is Eligible for this Program?
Authorized patronage for CG Dining Facilities (CGDF) is discussed in COMDTINST M4061.5, Coast Guard Food Service Manual and is currently under review by Commandant (CG-1111).

Purpose of Program
The objective of the CGFS Program is to provide policy and support to over 1,100 Food Service Specialists; furthermore, to enable the successful and efficient operation of 360 CGDFs service wide. The CGFS Program implements guidance and instruction to CGDFs on how to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals to all authorized personnel to enable mission execution. The program also administers and provides guidance for the Forrest O. Rednour Memorial Food Service Awards.

Services and Resources Available

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Related Web Sites
The following web sites provide information related to the Food Service Program:

Points of Contact
If you need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Food Service Program Managers:

Questions or suggestions about the CG Food Service Program can be submitted to

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