Senior Coast Guard Leadership

Key Strategies & Documents

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 CGD-181005-596-023.PDFSecurity 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
 CGD-181005-305-017.PDFA Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century SeapowerAmerica’s Sea Services—the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard—uniquely provide presence around the globe. During peacetime and times of conflict, across the full spectrum—from supporting an ally with humanitarian assistance or disaster relief to deterring or defeating an adversary in kinetic action—Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen are deployed at sea and in far-flung posts to be wherever we are needed, when we are needed. Coming from the sea, we get there sooner, stay there longer, bring everything we need with us, and we don’t have to ask anyone’s permission.3/31/2015
 CGD-181005-497-018.PDFU.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fleet PlanThe USCG and NOAA share a legacy of collaboration stretching back to the beginning of our Nation. Over 207 years of mutual interests and intersecting missions have given rise to productive partnerships in the maritime and atmospheric domains. Common throughout these partnerships is reliance upon people and capital assets – uniformed service members and civilian personnel, ships, boats, aircraft, satellites, and autonomous and remotely piloted vehicles. These resources are employed to support our Nation’s economic welfare and sustain our natural resources. They also form the basis of, and contribute to, the United States’ ability to project soft sea power.10/31/2014
 CGD-181005-776-024.PDFWestern Hemisphere StrategyThis strategy addresses transnational threats and maritime challenges that threaten the security of our Nation, markets, and oceans over the next 10 years. As our mission space changes, we must prepare for the future.9/30/2014
 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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