Great Lakes Maritime Strategy: A Strategic Framework for the Coast Guard on the Great Lakes, 2011-2016   [open pdf - 4MB]

"The Coast Guard's Great Lakes Maritime Strategy frames a five-year vision, the District Commander's intent and guiding principles, mission ethos, and the strategic objectives for the Ninth Coast Guard District. It is a call to action that will guide the years ahead. The Coast Guard's broad authority combined with multi-mission competencies and capabilities deliver tremendous value to the American public. Given our unique vantage point of the shared system that is the Great Lakes, the time is right for us to lead. We will do so with humility and an unwavering respect for our shipmates, our partners, and the constituencies we serve. The Coast Guard family, constituted by the men and women of our active duty, reserve, civilian, and auxiliary forces, represent some of the finest maritime and military professionals in the world. We bring unique talents to bear in bridging the interagency, joint, and combined operational environments in which we operate. The Great Lakes are a binational treasure and one that the Ninth Coast Guard District is particularly well suited to serve and safeguard. Achieving the vision and promise set forth herein requires an enduring focus on Mission, People, Canada, Force Allocation, Partnerships, and Sharing our Story."

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