"These guiding principles frame my direction and will support the Department of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense and Combatant Commanders, and other national and global maritime interests."
- Adm. Karl L. Schultz, 26th Commandant of the Coast Guard.
To be READY means we will be prepared to serve and protect the American people and our national interests. We have taken the following initial actions to accelerate our efforts to be Ready.
With shared commitment, we will develop and sustain a mission ready total workforce.
To be RELEVANT means we will be a professional and agile armed force, law enforcer, regulator, and maritime first responder on which our partners confidently rely to address the Nation’s increasingly complex maritime challenges.
When we work together, we rise above challenges that alone could not be overcome.
To be RESPONSIVE means we will employ our bias for action to excel in mission execution as we protect and defend the homeland.
We will always be poised and prepared to answer departmental and national demands.