[Adapted from Joseph S. Dufresne and Charles Thoms Project
Evergreen's LongRange U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. Aug2014, Vol.
140 Issue 8, p80-82]
In 1998 the Coast Guard initiated an alternative futures, scenario-based
strategy development effort aimed at linking Coast Guard strategy
to decisionmaking processes. The initiative eventually became
what we now call Project Evergreen. Evergreen has been a strategic success
on many levels, and the Coast Guard continues to invest in the growth and
development of its process.