As a result, reservists work very closely with their active duty counterparts, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Coast Guard civilians as they augment the resources of active duty commands. In 1990, the first PSU was called up to active duty to support Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. The United States Coast Guard Reserve is the reserve component of the United States Coast Guard. Serving as the Coast Guard's only dedicated surge force the Reserve Component is a contingency-based workforce, trained locally and deployed globally to provide appropriately trained personnel to meet mission requirements within the prioritized focus areas of Defense Operations, Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security, Incident Response and Management, & Mission Support.

The United States Coast Guard Reserve was originally established on 23 June 1939 as a civilian reserve. Seal of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. There were 35 ORTUPS Units and 8300 reservists serving by July 1951.[6]. The Coast Guard recently released several important updates to the Anti-Harassment and Hate Incident (AHHI) policies. We will continue to honor our citizen-sailors and meet the needs of the Nation by adhering to our core values and bringing a total workforce perspective to solve complex problems. This program will improve the administrative and training readiness of the reserve force. Assistant Commandant for Reserve (CG-R), Rear Admiral Todd C. Wiemers, USCG, This page was last edited on 19 September 2020, at 22:36. The Coast Guard is one of our nation’s five military services.

The SPARS were disbanded in July 1947. The ME rating was the old port security specialist (PS) rating, a reserve only rating that was integrated into the ME rating. [5], Because all of the personnel inducted in the Coast Guard after the start of the war were reservists, only 8% of the 214,000 Coast Guardsmen that served during World War II were non-reservists. Command Concerns: PSC-RPM-2 collects and manages Assignment Year Command Concerns. Military members, families: Top 4 things to know about TRICARE open season. Officers: Virtual OPM road shows coming soon! Reserve units were increasingly used to augment regular Coast Guard operations during the 1980s but the mission of the Reserves was still training for mobilization.

[2], Due to increased tensions during the Korean War period, the SPARS were re-established in 1949 and Congress authorized funding of the first Coast Guard reserve units. Active Duty for Training (ADT), Inactive Duty Training (IDT) and assigned competencies should relate to the prioritized focus areas. The Reserve Component is as relevant and critical to the Coast Guard's organizational success today as at any time since 1941. Most of the enlisted reservists in a PSU are in the maritime enforcement specialist (ME) rating; a new rating as of 1 January 2010 that includes both active and reserve personnel. [4], The Women's Reserve was authorized by act of Congress on 23 November 1942 and soon became known as SPARS; derived from the Coast Guard's Motto: Semper Paratus, Always Ready. While reservists provide high-value augmentation of active duty forces to assist in accomplishing everyday missions, each reservist must continually balance augmentation duties with readiness for mobilization.

Selected Reserve Direct Commission Program selections Oct. 19, 2020 The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved the results of the Selected Reserve Direct Commission program (SRDC) Officer Selection Panel. Our core values—honor, respect, and devotion to duty, are the guiding principles used to defend and preserve the United States of America.

The mission of the Coast Guard Reserve is stated in the Reserve Policy Statement issued in 2018: America's Coast Guard is an Armed Service, a critical instrument of national security, and a key component to the Nation's emergency response capability.