Mission Support (DCMS)

Our organization is responsible for all facets of life-cycle management for Coast Guard assets, from acquisition through decommissioning. This includes ships, planes, buildings and information technology. People are the Coast Guard’s largest and most valuable asset, and the DCMS organization is responsible for the processes that grow and sustain them for their time in Coast Guard service as well as through retirement. The Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Mission Support leads the 17,000 person DCMS organization, providing a single point of accountability to operational commanders.

Our goal is to get the right people, in the right place, at the right time, with the right skills, and the right support ... now and in the future.

Service & Work-Life (CG-11)

Responsible for establishing, developing and promulgating Work-Life policy and interpreting program standards for Coast Guard-wide implementation.

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Civilian Human Resources and Leadership (CG-12)

The Directorate of Civilian Human Resources, Diversity and Leadership is responsible for the overall direction, management and planning, coordination ...

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Coast Guard Reserve Program Office  (CG-13)

Provide the Coast Guard a Ready Reserve Force that embodies the competencies necessary to perform Maritime Homeland Security...

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The Engineering and Logistics Team ... provides effective, affordable, capability for our customers, and into the future.

Logistic Centers

We provide Aviation Logistics that enable Coast Guard mission execution, including: Depot Level Maintenance, Engineering, Supply, Procurement, and Information Services.

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CG-6 designs, develops, deploys, and maintains C4&IT solutions for the entire Coast Guard to enable mission execution and achieve the Coast Guard’s goals of maritime safety, security, and stewardship.

Information Management (CG-61)

Support the goals of the Coast Guard through continuing improvement, innovation, and technological growth using knowledge management principles.

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Service Center (C4IT)

We are an adaptive and affordable service provider and protector of information and infrastructure that enable the Coast Guard to effectively execute its missions.

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The Acquisition Directorate has responsibility for carrying out the service’s recapitalization program.


The Acquisition Programs oversees the acquisition, integration and delivery of assets and systems from the Coast Guard's recapitalization investment programs.

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The Director of Operational Logistics (DOL) provides mission support logistics during contingency operations and maintains the 24x7 DCMS watch to effectively facilitate support to the field during normal operations and contingencies across the entire Coast Guard enterprise.


DOL-1 serves as the Reserve touch-point within DCMS, addressing Reserve-specific readiness concerns and general administrative issues.

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DOL-3 provides for command, control and operational coordination of Bases, and ensures each Base executes their requisite mission sets as directed by each Logistics and Service Center’s Technical Authority.

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DOL-4 executes the 24x7 DCMS watch within the LANTAREA command center and is responsible for logistics planning and support of contingency operations.

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