COMMANDER of the SFLC: CAPT Douglas M. Schofield
Provide the surface fleet and other assigned assets with depot level maintenance, engineering, supply, logistics and information services to support Coast Guard missions.
The SFLC organization is comprised of a Workforce Services Division, five shared service divisions and the Coast Guard Yard, and five product lines. See inside the SFLC
Introduction. The Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) is the single logistics center for the Coast Guard surface fleet, providing engineering, maintenance, supply, and technical information services to 242 cutters and over 1,800 boats stationed throughout the United States. The SFLC core workforce is comprised of approximately 1,800 employees geographically distributed across the U.S., with approximately 600 civilians, 550 military and 50 reservists, augmented by some 300 contractors. The CG Yard, a subordinate command, has an additional workforce of over 650 people.
Establishment. The SFLC was established on Jan. 26, 2009 at the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay in Baltimore, MD. It was formed by uniting once divided parts of the Coast Guard’s fleet mission support system. The main building blocks of the SFLC include the former Engineering Logistic Center (ELC) in Baltimore; the Naval Engineering Divisions of the former LANT and PAC Area Maintenance and Logistics Commands (MLCs); and the Coast Guard Yard.
Modernized Organization & Functions. The core structure of the SFLC is organized into 12 divisions, divided into two groups: five Product Lines and seven Shared Service Divisions. The Product Lines are the SFLC’s direct interface with Commanding Officers and Operational Commanders in the fleet, and provide 24X7 mission support for all cutters and boats assigned to their care. Under the Coast Guard Mission Support Business Model (CGMSBM), people in the Product Lines are experts in maintaining their assigned assets, and the Product Line Managers (PLMs) exercise exclusive control over the configuration of those assets. The five SFLC Product Lines are described below:
|Product Lines (5)||PLM’s Locale||Assets Assigned|
|Icebreaker and Buoy & Constr. Tender (IBCTPL)||Baltimore, MD||86 hulls: Mackinaw, 225’ WLBs, 175’s, 140’s, Tenders, etc.|
|Long Range Enforcer (LREPL)||Oakland, CA||2 Heavy Ice Breakers, 6 HECs, 4 WMSLs & Alex Haley|
|Medium Endurance Cutter (MECPL)||Norfolk, VA||210’ MECs (14); 270’ MECs (13) & CGC Eagle|
|Patrol Boat Product Line (PBPL)||Norfolk, VA||115+ hulls: 110’ WPBs (29); 87’ WPBs (73); 13+ FRCs|
|Small Boat Product Line (SBPL)||Baltimore, MD||>1,800 Boats in 49 classes|
The second part of the SFLC core structure is composed of seven Shared Service Divisions (SSDs). The SSDs exist to support the PLMs, augmenting the PLMs with support in engineering, supply, contracting, industrial services, and logistics management. SSDs are staffed with subject matter experts, and exercise exclusive control over the engineering and logistics processes used by the SFLC and its Product Lines. The seven Shared Service Divisions are described below:
|Shared Service Divisions (7)||Div Ch Locale||Specialty (and Other notes)|
|Asset Logistics Division (ALD)||Baltimore, MD||Central Mgmt of Fleet Supply & SFLC Maintenance Budget|
|Business Operations Division (BOD)||Baltimore, MD||IT Systems, Metrics and Affordable Readiness|
|Contracting and Procurement Division (CPD)||Baltimore, MD||Contracting (workforce embedded in PLs across SFLC)|
|Engineering Services Division (ESD)||Baltimore, MD||Engineering and Maintenance Programs, Tech Library|
|Industrial Operations Division (IOD)||Norfolk, VA||Central management of field depot workforce|
|Workforce Services Division (WSD)||Baltimore, MD||HR and associated workforce services|
|USCG Yard||Baltimore, MD||Cutter Renovation, Depot Availabilities, Remanufacturing|
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The United States Coast Guard is a military, multimission, maritime service within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the nation's five armed services. Its core roles are to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and America's coasts, ports, and inland waterways.