Senior Coast Guard Leadership

Key Strategies & Documents

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 Coast Guard Publication 3-0, OperationsCoast Guard Publication 3-0, OperationsSince 1790 the Coast Guard has conducted integrated, layered operations across vast geographic maritime areas of responsibility to meet the evolving threats and challenges that face the Nation. The Coast Guard operates in the maritime domain, an enormous and complex environment. The physical characteristics of the sea present varying, dynamic and dangerous weather, seas states and water conditions. Human activity on the water continues to expand in a domain that does not readily sustain it. The maritime industry continues to evolve as the world remains fully dependent on global maritime trade in an advancing technology and information age. Varied and overlapping international and sovereign legal and policy regimes governing the maritime domain pose practical operational challenges. The Coast Guard requires a comprehensive concept of operations to successfully conduct operations in this unique operating environment.2/29/2012
 Commandant’s Guiding Principles 2018-2022Commandant’s Guiding Principles 2018-2022Commandant’s Guiding Principles 2018-20225/30/201811/2/2022
 Cyber Strategic OutlookCyber Strategic OutlookThe U.S. Coast Guard is the nation’s lead federal agency for securing and safeguarding the nation’s maritime domain. Its role as both a military and law enforcement agency provide maximum flexibility to combat cyber threats and protect U.S. maritime interests both domestically and abroad. In 2015, the Coast Guard’s Cyber Strategy established cyberspace as a new operational domain for the Coast Guard. This new and updated Cyber Strategic Outlook reaffirms that foundation and that we will bring the same ethos, proven doctrine and operational concepts, and over 230 years of experience to bear on our operations in and through cyberspace.8/3/2021
 CGD-181005-200-025.PDFDoctrine for the U.S. Coast Guard, Pub 1Our Coast Guard began in 1790 with a plan to govern the maritime commerce of our fledgling Nation. In that year, Congress authorized the construction of ten cutters to improve enforcement of customs duties and tonnage taxes. Since then our responsibilities have continuously expanded to encompass every aspect of maritime governance. Today, as the Nation’s maritime first responder, we fulfill our present day strategic mission of ensuring the Safety, Security and Stewardship of the Nation’s waters by protecting those on the sea, protecting the Nation against threats delivered by sea, and protecting the sea itself.2/28/2014
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