The US Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard protects the maritime economy and the environment, defends our maritime borders, and saves those in peril. The Coast Guard provides unique benefits to the nation because of its distinctive blend of military, humanitarian, and civilian law-enforcement capabilities. By law, the Coast Guard has 11 missions:
* Ports, waterways, and coastal security
* Drug interdiction
* Aids to navigation
* Search and rescue
* Living marine resources
* Marine safety
* Defense readiness
* Migrant interdiction
* Marine environmental protection
* Ice operations
* Other law enforcement
The Engineering and Logistics Directorate (CG-4) develops, deploys, and maintains the resources necessary to sustain the capabilities to meet operational requirements that support Coast Guard missions. To do this, our professionals are responsible for engineering and logistics throughout the Coast Guard. The Engineering and Logistics Directorate provides technical, logistics, and engineering support for all Coast Guard operating programs (ie, Search and Rescue, environmental, etc.). This includes performing or assisting in planning, design, construction, acquisition, renovation, maintenance, outfitting, and alteration of cutters, boats, aircraft, motor vehicles, and aids to navigation and shore facilities. Engineering, logistics, and maintenance responsibilities also include complete life-cycle support, installation, operations, maintenance, and ultimately replacement.
CG-4 is a diverse organization consisting of military and civilian members from many different backgrounds and disciplines. The Engineering and Logistics Directorate has managers, engineers, environmental specialists, scientists, logisticians, technicians, and Information Technology specialists--all vital to our ability to do our job. From the Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics to the field technician repairing a piece of mission critical equipment, the Engineering and Logistics organization performs as a vital asset that enables the Coast Guard to attain its strategic and performance goals.
To develop and support the systems that enable the men and women of the Coast Guard to be Semper Paratus for all missions and all hazards ... today and tomorrow.
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