Senior Coast Guard Leadership

Key Strategies & Documents

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 U.S. Coast Guard OverviewThe over 56,000 members of the Coast Guard operate a multi-mission, interoperable fleet of 243 Cutters, 201 fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, and over 1,600 boats. Operational control of surface and air assets is vested in two Coast Guard geographical Areas (Pacific and Atlantic), nine Coast Guard Districts, and 35 Sectors located at strategic ports throughout the country. Six Mission Support Logistics and Service Centers provide services for operational assets and shore facilities. Coast Guard program oversight, policy development, and personnel administration are carried out at Coast Guard Headquarters located on the St. Elizabeths campus in Washington, DC.11/9/2017
 Strategic Challenges Facing our Nation - U.S. Coast Guard PerspectiveCombating Transnational Organized Crime in our Hemisphere, Preserving Sovereignty and Expanding Access and Presence in the Polar Regions, Protecting Critical Infrastructure from all-domain Threats, Including Cyber, Facilitating Maritime Commerce, Building the 21st Century Coast Guard12/2/2016
 The Cutters, Boats, and Aircraft of the U.S. Coast GuardProfessionally and proficiently operated by the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard,, the service’s cutters, aircraft, and boats are standing by 24/7 to respond to safety and security threats in all weather conditions, day or night. As the lead federal agency in the maritime domain for law enforcement, incident response, homeland security, and disaster management, these specialized capabilities enable the Coast Guard to save lives, protect the environment, enforce federal laws on the high seas, and defend the homeland.7/31/2016
 Human Capital StrategyFor more than two centuries, the U.S. Coast Guard has performed increasingly complex missions in the most challenging marine environments. We protect those on the sea, protect the Nation from threats delivered by the sea, and protect the sea itself. Across the Coast Guard’s diverse mission set, on all our platforms and in every location, it is our people who get the job done.1/30/2016
 Security Sector Assistance StrategySuccessful Coast Guard-led development programs are built around a three-strand critical path emphasizing vessel operation, vessel sustainment and boarding party employment; without which coast guards and navies, regardless of size, cannot deter or defeat threats from the sea. Achieving and sustaining self-sufficiency in these core areas requires an equal or greater investment in designing and institutionalizing an array of support systems, processes, policies and authorities which are addressed elsewhere in this strategy.7/31/2015
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