Senior Coast Guard Leadership

Key Strategies & Documents

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 2018 Strategic PlanThe Coast Guard Strategic Plan 2018-2022, which represents our Senior Leaders’ shared vision to advance the Service over the next four years. This Strategic Plan supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Strategy (NSS) to ensure a safe, secure, and prosperous homeland. The lines of effort in this plan emphasize our need to invest in Service readiness while fine-tuning mission execution and operational support to meet the needs of the Nation.11/15/2018
 A 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
 Advantage at Sea: Prevailing with Integrated All-Domain Naval PowerThe Tri-Service Maritime Strategy, Advantage at Sea, outlines the three sea services’ commitment to the Nation, our allies, and our partners. The shared efforts outlined in this document are designed to ensure the continuance of the international rules-based order, at all levels of the competition continuum. Advantage at Sea orients the next decade’s focus towards retention, modernization, and mission efficacy, leveraging each service’s complementary capabilities and authorities towards the nation’s strategic priorities.12/17/2020
 Arctic Strategic OutlookSince the release of the Coast Guard Arctic Strategy in 2013, the renewal of global strategic competition has coincided with dramatic changes in the physical environment of the Arctic. The interaction of these drivers has made the Arctic a strategically-competitive space for the first time since the end of the Cold War. Competition does not preclude cooperation, and the Coast Guard will always look for opportunities to collaborate to solve complex issues. However, the Service must do so within the context of the Nation's national security interests.4/23/2019
 Arctic StrategyAs Arctic ice recedes and maritime activity increases, the Coast Guard must be prepared to administer and inform national objectives over the long-term. The United States is an Arctic nation, and the Coast Guard supports numerous experienced and capable partners in the region. The aim of this strategy is to ensure safe, secure, and environmentally responsible maritime activity in the Arctic. This strategy establishes objectives to meet this aim and support national policy. Framed with a planning horizon of 10 years, it delineates the ends, ways, and means for achieving strategic objectives while articulating factors that contribute to long-term success.5/31/2013
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