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ISS1 2019

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Port Security Unit modernization In partnership with the CG-721 and other stakeholders, we will work toward modernizing the PSUs, including an evaluation of the FTS resources allocated to maintain unit readiness, unit location and organization, and expected mission requirements and duration. The PSUs are the central deployable capability of the Reserve necessary to meet the Commandant's top priority for the Reserve Component, Defense Operations. This effort is already underway with a team of experts actively evaluating the needs of the PSUs. Reserve Doctrine We will build a doctrinal publication similar to Pub. 1 outlining the DNA of the Coast Guard Reserve Component. From history to mission areas, we will provide a comprehensive explanation for how and (more importantly) why the Reserve Component is organized in the way that it is. This will support the future development of a Reserve Strategic Outlook that will provide details on how we will make the theoretical organization outlined in Pub. R "real" over a given time horizon. Activation, mobilization, and deployment policy The development and issuance of Service policy governing activations, mobilizations, and deployments similar to what used to be included in the old Manpower Mobilization Support Plan (MMSP) will provide structure to this complex yet critical system. It is expected that this document will address issues like guidance on Title 14 mobilizations during a period of Title 10 dwell; guidance for tasking mobilized reservists; guidance on where to deploy when recalled, etc. Summary The mission of the Coast Guard Reserve is to provide operationally capable and ready personnel to support Coast Guard surge and mobilization requirements in the Homeland and abroad. These lofty ideals do not do anything in and of themselves; it takes strong leadership, dedicated personnel, and a supportive structure to ensure we have the right force in place today to meet tomorrow's emerging challenges. The modernization of the Coast Guard's Reserve Component management system serves that purpose by completing the process of integration begun over 25 years ago. With unity of effort and clear purpose, the Reserve will continue to build upon its legacy of operational excellence. � Offices in the New Organizational Structure Office Reserve Policy and Requirements Integration (CG-R5) This office is comprised of two divisions: The Component Policy and Strategic Communications Division and the Requirements and Integration Division. Component Policy and Strategic Communications Division (CG-R55) The primary focus of this division is the development and management of Component-level policy. This includes things like activation, mobilization, and deployment policy; mission areas assigned to the Reserve; and the authorities granted to the Coast Guard in the law. It also includes the management of involuntary mobilization authority under Title 14 delegated annually from the Secretary of Homeland Security to the Commandant of the Coast Guard. Requirements and Integration Division (CG-R57) The primary focus of this division is to determine the required size of the Reserve, the ability of the Coast Guard to produce the required number of reservists, and the risks associated with any differences between the two. This will be done by integrating contingency response requirements generated by the Area Commanders with the capability managers in the Assistant Commandant for Capabilities (CG- 7). As the CG-R organization comes up to full operating capability, detached duty personnel answerable to CG-R will be placed inside the Office of Deployable Specialized Forces (CG-721), Office of Boat Forces (CG-731), Office of Shore Forces (CG-741) and the Office of Cyber Forces (CG-791). Office of Reserve Resources, Readiness, and Analysis (CG-R8) This office is comprised of two divisions: Measures, Analysis, and Component Readiness Division and the Resource Management Division. Measures, Analysis, and Component Readiness Division (CG-R81) The primary focus of this division is to provide oversight on Component level readiness. These metrics will go beyond the current focus on administrative measures (e.g. medical, dental, etc) to capture operational levels of readiness. The ability to measure readiness within program areas and by competency, tied to dwell and other mobilization restrictions, will provide a better sense of both current and predicted readiness based on planned deployments and current utilization of the Reserve. Resource Management Division (CG-R82) The primary focus of this division is to manage funds appropriated in support of the Reserve Component. This includes the money used to pay for inactive and active duty training, the full-time support (FTS) program (RFRS billets), and other benefits and incentives. FTS program management occurs here, including the annual review of FTS requirements and the balancing of FTS resources toward Reserve Component readiness. 30 RESERVIST � Issue 1 • 2019

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