The Mission Support element is responsible for all facets of life-cycle management for Coast Guard assets, from acquisition through decommissioning, to include Coast Guard reservists and those processes that grow and sustain reservists for their service time in Coast Guard Reserve as well as through retirement.
Mission Support is comprised of:
Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS)
Human Resources Directorate (CG-1)
Personnel Service Center Reserve Personnel Division (PSC-rpm)
Pay & Personnel Center (PPC)
Director of Operational Logistics (DOL)
and Coast Guard Bases.
DCMS is responsible for all facets of life-cycle management for Coast Guard assets, from acquisition through decommissioning. This includes ships, planes, buildings and information technology. People are the Coast Guard’s largest and most valuable asset, and the DCMS organization is responsible for the processes that grow and sustain them for their time in Coast Guard service as well as through retirement. The Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Mission Support leads the 17,000 person DCMS organization, providing a single point of accountability to operational commanders.
Reserve Force Readiness System (RFRS) staffs within the Assistant Commandant for Human Resources (CG-1), Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM), and the Director of Operational Logistics (DOL) work together to fulfill the DCMS mission of the Reserve component.