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1 Coast Guard & Coast Guard Reserve: An Overview Office of Reserve Affairs Coast Guard Headquarters Washington, DC

2 What is the Coast Guard? Legacy agencies –Revenue Cutter Service, Lifesaving Service, Lighthouse Service, Steamship Inspection Bureau = today’s U.S. Coast Guard Key component of DHS since 2003 –Treasury Dept: ; DOT: Current state –Military: 40,000 active duty, 8,100 Reservists –Civilians: 7,000 employees, 33,000 Auxiliarists

3 Military, Maritime, Multi-Mission DHS ProgramsU.S. Coast Guard Statutory Missions Maritime Security Operations Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security - Operational Activities Maritime Law Enforcement Drug Interdiction Migrant Interdiction Living Marine Resources Other Law Enforcement Maritime Prevention Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security Prevention Activities Marine Safety Marine Environmental Protection Prevention Activities Maritime Response Search and Rescue Marine Environmental Protection Response Activities Defense OperationsDefense Readiness Marine Transportation System Management Aids to Navigation Ice Operations

4 Always an Armed Service USCG in DoD Contingency Operations since 2001 – Operation Noble Eagle –Operation Iraqi Freedom –Operation Enduring Freedom –Operation New Dawn

5 Coast Guard Reserve USCGR founded in 1941 –Organized Reserve units established in 1950 –Reserve augmentation begins in 1972 –Active-Reserve integration begins in 1994 Mobilizations –1,250 for Operations Desert Shield/Storm –22,000 cumulatively since 2001 for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) and other Maritime Homeland Security activities –3,300 for Deepwater Horizon

6 An Integrated Reserve Force 80% are assigned to typical USCG Active Component units 20% serve at USCG Port Security Units, Mobile Support Unit, Navy Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadrons, Combatant Commander staffs

7 Port Security Unit Facts Armed boats, crews & supporting equipment Deploy OCONUS as part of Joint team 140 Reservists, 5 active-duty members 8 units on Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf coasts & Great Lakes region

8 Reserve by the Numbers Reserve Training Appropriation –FY 11: ~ $133 million –FY 12: ~ $134 million End strength –Selected Reserve: 8,100 –Individual Ready Reserve: 1,300 –Full-time support: 533 (433 military & 100 civilian) Approximately 100 Reserve Program Administrators

9 14 U.S.C. 712 Recall Authority Authorizing Official: Secretary of Homeland Security In Response To/Prevention Of: Serious natural or manmade disasters, accidents, catastrophes, terrorist threats Type & Limitations: Involuntary. Up to 60 days in 4 months or 120 days in 2 years

10 Readiness for the Future Core USCGR functions: –Maritime Homeland Security –Domestic/Expeditionary Support to National Defense –Domestic Natural & Manmade Disaster Response & Recovery

11 Today the Coast Guard will: Save 10 lives Assist 192 people in distress Protect $2.5 billion in property Interdict 7 illegal migrants at sea Respond to 56 search and rescue incidents Seize 562 pounds of illegal narcotics Perform 4,658 hours of on- water recreational boating safety operations Conduct 160 maritime safety or security boardings.


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