U.S. Coast Guard Force Readiness Command

U.S. Coast Guard Force Readiness Command FORCECOM will ensure we maintain the World's Best Coast Guard through a highly trained, professional, and ready workforce!

FORCECOM enables mission success through leader development, training and assessment.

Yesterday, a quick all hands was held to recognize a couple FORCECOM STARS!!The Norfolk FORCECOM staff team worked to ra...
09/29/2023

Yesterday, a quick all hands was held to recognize a couple FORCECOM STARS!!

The Norfolk FORCECOM staff team worked to raise over 160 lbs of nonperishable goods for FEDS Feed Families.

Team members voted with perishable goods as to who they would like to see pied! FORCECOM chose CAPT Kevin Saunders, and he selflessly was pied by the MCPOCG.

Feds Feed Families (FFF) is the annual government-wide food drive that encourages employees from all federal departments.

Additionally, LTKG Kelly Kuong was recognized by the MCPOG for her with our building Partnership in Education Program.

09/08/2023
06/16/2023
Admiral Raymond’s final all-hands at Main Street Towers. Certificates, awards and recognitions abound. Congratulations:C...
06/16/2023

Admiral Raymond’s final all-hands at Main Street Towers. Certificates, awards and recognitions abound. Congratulations:
CDR Otani
LT Kroll
LT Esmalla
Mr. VanLutsenburg-Maas
Mr. Davis
EPOQ MK1 Cousins
MST EPOQ YN2 Perusquia
Ms. Evans
Mr. Richardson

And last but certainly not least…LCDR Phipps!

Bravo Zulu!

06/16/2023

Please Join us for
Force Readiness Command, Command Master Chief�Change of Watch ceremony
CMC Edward “Ed" Lewis
will be relieved by
CMC Daniel "Dan" Morales
Date: Friday, 16 June 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

The 2023 Hurricane Season started on 1 June and is scheduled to end on 30 November. The projected 2023 Hurricane Season ...
06/09/2023

The 2023 Hurricane Season started on 1 June and is scheduled to end on 30 November. The projected 2023 Hurricane Season forecast for the Atlantic basin from the Colorado State University was released in mid-April, predicts a total of 13 named storms, six hurricanes, and two of those six slated as being major hurricanes. Having a plan and knowing what you and your family are going to do in the event of a major storm will greatly enhance your safety and security. FORCECOM staff can create a family plan now at Plan Ahead for Disasters |

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⚡ Yet another chance to join the FORCECOM team! This position comes with full Federal benefits. Apply directly through t...
12/20/2022

⚡ Yet another chance to join the FORCECOM team! This position comes with full Federal benefits. Apply directly through the USAJobs link below.

➡️ PARALEGAL SPECIALIST, GS-09 (Open through 27 December)
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, North Charleston, South Carolina
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/694406800 [Open to current/former federal competitive service *and* special hiring authorities/paths ONLY.]

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, US Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM), Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) in North Charleston, SC.

⚡ Check out the TWO new positions open at FORCECOM! All positions come with full Federal benefits! Apply directly throug...
12/19/2022

⚡ Check out the TWO new positions open at FORCECOM! All positions come with full Federal benefits! Apply directly through the USAJobs links listed with each announcement.

➡️ INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST, GS-09/11 (open through 27 Dec.)
U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center in Elizabeth City, NC
- (23-1292-NE-AH-D), https://www.usajobs.gov/job/694337100 [general public]
- (23-1292-NE-AH-M), https://www.usajobs.gov/job/694337200 [current/former federal competitive service *and* special hiring authorities/paths]

➡️ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, GS-12 (open through 27 Dec.)
U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, AL
- (22-2774-SE-DB-D-R1) https://www.usajobs.gov/job/695126100 [general public]
- (22-2774-SE-DB-M-R1) https://www.usajobs.gov/job/695126300 [current/former federal competitive service *and* special hiring authorities/paths]

12/19/2022
Ms. Deborah Stephenson (seated at center) of the Training Division retired this past Tuesday after 32 years of Governmen...
12/17/2022

Ms. Deborah Stephenson (seated at center) of the Training Division retired this past Tuesday after 32 years of Government service, 18 of which have been with United States Coast Guard and all at FORCECOM! 👏👏👏
Ms. Stephenson stood at the forefront of learning and education development to support the Coast Guard's number one resource—its people. Her efforts transformed legacy training systems into modern, customizable solutions that put USCG on the cutting edge of learning and technology. Thank you for everything, Ms. Stephenson!

12/12/2022

Did you know that Protecting Living Marine Resources is one of the 11 main Coast Guard missions?

The USCG Gulf Regional Fisheries Training Center - GRFTC, which is part of the FORCECOM training unit U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, is essential in training Coasties (as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps, and state and federal fish and wildlife agencies) to protect marine species to help their populations recover to healthy, sustainable levels. USCG helps safeguard the U.S. oceanic environment and the marine life that inhabits it by enforcing domestic and international fisheries laws.

⚡Check out the new positions open around FORCECOM! All positions come with full Federal benefits! Apply directly through...
12/12/2022

⚡Check out the new positions open around FORCECOM! All positions come with full Federal benefits! Apply directly through the USAJobs links listed with each announcement.

➡ MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, WG-10
U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/692825900 [Note: Internal employees/agency employees only. Applicants must be current USCG permanent federal civilian employees serving on career or career-conditional appointments.]

➡ MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST, GS-07/09
US Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/693510000 [Note: Internal employees/agency employees only. Applicants must be current USCG permanent federal civilian employees serving on career or career-conditional appointments.]

➡ RECREATION ASSISTANT, GS-07
US Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma
- (22-2861-WE-CE-D-R1), https://www.usajobs.gov/job/692389500 [general public]
- (22-2861-WE-CE-M-R1), https://www.usajobs.gov/job/692389100
[current/former federal competitive service *and* special hiring authorities/paths]

➡ TRAINING SPECIALIST, GS-12
US Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma
- (23-1163-WE-CE-D), https://www.usajobs.gov/job/693508200 [general public]
- (23-1163-WE-CE-M), https://www.usajobs.gov/job/693506900 [current/former federal competitive service *and* special hiring authorities/paths]

➡ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, GS-09/11
FORCECOM Training Division, Enterprise Performance Solutions (FC-Teps), Modernized Systems and Delivery Section (Norfolk, Virginia)
- (22-2852-SE-DB-D-R1), https://www.usajobs.gov/job/693702200 [general public]
- (22-2852-SE-DB-M-R1), https://www.usajobs.gov/job/693702500 [current/former federal competitive service *and* special hiring authorities/paths]

➡ OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST, GS-14
FORCECOM Training Division, Analysis, Consulting and Evaluation Branch (FC-Tace), (Norfolk, Virginia), Operations Research Analyst
- (23-1138-SE-DB-D), https://www.usajobs.gov/job/694039900 [general public]
- (23-1138-SE-DB-M), https://www.usajobs.gov/job/694039800 [current/former federal competitive service *and* special hiring authorities/paths]

Do you have what it takes to join the Coast Guard...but don't feel like going through boot camp? 😉Check out the wide ran...
12/11/2022

Do you have what it takes to join the Coast Guard...
but don't feel like going through boot camp? 😉

Check out the wide range of USCG civilian positions currently open across the U.S.!



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IMOC-68 convened at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown on 15 August and graduated on 01 December 22. The course c...
12/10/2022

IMOC-68 convened at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown on 15 August and graduated on 01 December 22. The course consisted of 28 students from 21 nations. Due to COVID travel restrictions, this was the first time an IMOC class traveled on an East Coast trip in nearly three years.

The students' 15 weeks of training included Search & Rescue, Marine Safety and Pollution Response, Incident Command System (ICS), Maritime Operations, Maritime Law and Law Enforcement, Bridge Resource Management, and Leadership. Field Studies Program trips included U.S. Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center, USCG Air Station Elizabeth City, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Virginia, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth, USCGC Forward, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, United States Naval Academy, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

*NINE* new   videos were just released today! 🤯🤯🤯Check out what performance-support videos our talented staff have relea...
12/09/2022

*NINE* new videos were just released today! 🤯🤯🤯

Check out what performance-support videos our talented staff have released lately!

The Go-To Place for "Field-Sourced" how-to videos! People need to know how to do stuff to do their job ... You know how to do stuff ... Isn't it time you sha...

Did you happen to catch the CBS Evening News segment featuring Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Linda Fagan, ...
12/08/2022

Did you happen to catch the CBS Evening News segment featuring Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Linda Fagan, at our training unit, U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May❔

If so, we'd love to hear what you thought!

BRAVO ZULU to FORCECOM Enlisted Person of the Quarter, SK1 Blake Funderberg (FC-Ba)! Last week, SK1 was honored for dili...
12/08/2022

BRAVO ZULU to FORCECOM Enlisted Person of the Quarter, SK1 Blake Funderberg (FC-Ba)! Last week, SK1 was honored for diligent duty to the Coast Guard Core Value. Her tireless work around the command shows outstanding dedication to her shipmates, community, and the service.

Also honored during the ceremony YNCS Lindsey Furchtenicht, YN2 Anton Tyshyn (FC-Ba), GMC Geoffrey Collier (Armory Port Clinton), and GM1 Eric Maag (Armory Port Clinton).

📺 Don't miss Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Linda Fagan, highlighting the great things happening at FORCECO...
12/07/2022

📺 Don't miss Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Linda Fagan, highlighting the great things happening at FORCECOM Training Unit U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May on national news this evening! The segment will air tonight on CBS Evening News at 1830 EST.

On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor the lives lost the morning of 7 December 1941 and the courage of thos...
12/07/2022

On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor the lives lost the morning of 7 December 1941 and the courage of those who responded.

Although from last year's 80th anniversary, this article by Dr. William H. Thiesen, PhD (Historian, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command) remains a powerful look into the ways the Coast Guard supported the war effort before, during, and after the Pearl Harbor attack.
https://www.mycg.uscg.mil/News/Article/2844700/the-long-blue-line-the-attack-on-pearl-harbora-date-that-will-live-in-infamy80/

Pearl Harbor National Memorial

12/07/2022

Cats played a role on Navy and Coast Guard vessels at one point in history. In 1943, Herman the cat would officially be commissioned by the military as an “Expert Mouser.” His primary duty was to control and extirpate the rodent population aboard the vessel. Like other Coast Guard members, Herman was issued an identification card for his hometown in Baltimore.

We love seeing FORCECOM members getting in on  . Great pics, ATTC...and keep up the great work, AMTs!
12/06/2022

We love seeing FORCECOM members getting in on . Great pics, ATTC...and keep up the great work, AMTs!

🆕  U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security update policy on outside activities and employmentCheck out the ...
12/06/2022

🆕 U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security update policy on outside activities and employment

Check out the article for full information:

Make sure you are following new regulations.

🎉 Congratulations to SN Pedro Juan Perez Torres (left) and SN Madelin Germosen Santos (right), the first two USCG gradua...
11/29/2022

🎉 Congratulations to SN Pedro Juan Perez Torres (left) and SN Madelin Germosen Santos (right), the first two USCG graduates of the the English Language Training Program (ELTP)! ELTP is an intensive language course that supports USCG recruits who are excited to enlist but are ineligible due to language barriers. U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May CO CAPT Warren Judge (center) spoke at the ceremony, congratulating the recruits' hard work and welcoming them as they join their fellow recruits boot camp.

Special thanks to FORCECOM team members Ms. Annette Ambrosio, LT Matthew Asire, LT Erica Linnemann, and Ms. Deborah Stephenson for their support of this exciting initiative!

The journey is just beginning for two United States Coast Guard recruits who joined U.S. Army Echo Company to study English at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center.

Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be joyous and peaceful.  What are YOU thankful for today❓
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be joyous and peaceful.

What are YOU thankful for today❓

Members of FORCECOM Headquarters in Norfolk, VA recently volunteered at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Ea...
11/24/2022

Members of FORCECOM Headquarters in Norfolk, VA recently volunteered at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. Volunteers packed 1,500 "backpacks" for local children experiencing food insecurity.

The Foodbank distributes bags/backpacks filled with food that is child-friendly, non-perishable, and easily-consumed for children to take home on weekends. The Foodbank serves 53 elementary schools in the local area.

Good morning. The following positions are posted on USAJobs for the FORCECOM enterprise.  Please visit the USAJobs websi...
11/23/2022

Good morning. The following positions are posted on USAJobs for the FORCECOM enterprise. Please visit the USAJobs website for additional information.

STMC
Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist
GS-1750-12
23-1219-SE-GB-M
23-1219-SE-GB-D
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689425000
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689423600

FC-BTM
Business Interface Representative
GS-0301-09/11 (CLASSROOM/LMS)
22-1856-SE-RS-M-R2
22-1856-SE-RS-D-R2
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/690190300
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/690200900

FC-BTM
Business Interface Representative
GS-0301-12 (CLASSROOM/LMS)
22-1995-SE-RS-M-R2
22-1995-SE-RS-D-R2
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/690280600
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/690291100

ATC Mobile
Helicopter Flight Instructor
GS-2181-13
23-1124-SE-DB-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689754600

This position resides at the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Aviation Training Center, in Mobile, AL. 

Recently, FORCECOM officially disestablished the Performance Technology Center (PTC) as we continue to evolve to meet th...
11/18/2022

Recently, FORCECOM officially disestablished the Performance Technology Center (PTC) as we continue to evolve to meet the modern needs of our fleet.
The PTC was the Service Center for all human performance analyses and performance interventions and has provided essential analysis and training services over the years.
The work these teams have accomplished created a foundation of human performance improvement concepts that will continue to play a critical role within Coast Guard Training.

The Board of Advisors for U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May meet at the training center to review and validate r...
11/09/2022

The Board of Advisors for U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May meet at the training center to review and validate recruiting initiatives, future recruit training strategies, and building infrastructure recapitalization for the service’s singular enlisted recruit training center, Nov. 8, 2022.

The board consists of prominent leaders throughout the Coast Guard, including Rear Adm. Joe Raymond, board chair and commander of U.S. Coast Guard Force Readiness Command.

U.S. Coast Guard Mission Support
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
Go Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard photos

Yesterday, RDML Raymond visited FORCECOM units in New Orleans.  First stop was the Gulf Region Fisheries Training Center...
11/04/2022

Yesterday, RDML Raymond visited FORCECOM units in New Orleans. First stop was the Gulf Region Fisheries Training Center (GRFTC) where he recognized ME1 Melin, BM1 Metzger, and BM1 Swendsen for their exceptional work.

Next, he visited with the Armory Detachment in Belle Chasse and recognized GM1 Griffin for his outstanding contributions.

Lastly, he visited with the District Eight Commander, RADM Timme.

A big thank you to all the units visited for their hospitality and making the trip a success. Keep up the great work.

Today, RDML Raymond formally recognized the FORCECOM Enlisted Person of the Quarter (EPOQ).  Congratulations to GM3 Mars...
11/04/2022

Today, RDML Raymond formally recognized the FORCECOM Enlisted Person of the Quarter (EPOQ).

Congratulations to GM3 Marsh from Armory Detachment Seattle on your selection as FORCECOM FY22Q4 EPOQ and your superior performance of duty.

Thank you GM3 for coming in during your leave to receive this recognition. BZ on a job well done!


10/30/2022
Good morning,The following positions are posted on USAJobs for the FORCECOM enterprise.  Please visit the USAJobs websit...
10/24/2022

Good morning,
The following positions are posted on USAJobs for the FORCECOM enterprise. Please visit the USAJobs website for additional information.

TRACEN YORKTOWN
Instructional Systems Specialist
GS-1750-11/12
22-2094-SE-RS-D-R1
22-2094-SE-RS-M-R1
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/679983700
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/679984800

TRACEN YORKTOWN
Instructional Systems Specialist
GS-1750-11
22-2909-SE-CM-D
22-2909-SE-CM-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/680617900
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/680627800

TRACEN CAPE MAY
Training Instructor
GS-1712-07
23-1020-NE-TR-M
23-1020-NE-TR-DEU
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/683804500
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/683804700

TRACEN PETALUMA
Program Support Specialist
GS-0303-07
23-1003-WE-CE-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/683648900

FORCECOM (FC-B)
Business Interface Representative
GS-0301-11/12 (SCORM/LMS)
22-2943-SE-CM-D
22-2943-SE-CM-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/682468800
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/682471900

This position is located in Department of Homeland Security, US Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM), Business Operations Division (FC-B), Business Technology Management Branch in Norfolk, VA.

Today, RDML Raymond and CMC Lewis visited the C5I Training Detachment of Training Center Petaluma at Base Virginia and m...
10/22/2022

Today, RDML Raymond and CMC Lewis visited the C5I Training Detachment of Training Center Petaluma at Base Virginia and met with the local Tidewater Prospective Chief Petty Officers (PCPOs).

This week FORCECOM had the distinct pleasure of hosting the Deputy for Personnel Readiness, Rear Admiral Jones. During t...
10/20/2022

This week FORCECOM had the distinct pleasure of hosting the Deputy for Personnel Readiness, Rear Admiral Jones.

During the visit, RADM Jones was able to tour the spaces, meet and greet much of the staff, recognize top performers, and conduct an informative all-hands.

Happy Friday!The following positions are posted on USAJobs for the FORCECOM enterprise.  Please visit the USAJobs websit...
10/14/2022

Happy Friday!
The following positions are posted on USAJobs for the FORCECOM enterprise. Please visit the USAJobs website for additional information.

FORCECOM
Business Interface Representative
GS-0301-9/11 (SCORM/LMS)
22-2010-SE-CM-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/682485400

FORCECOM
Business Interface Representative
GS-0301-11/12 (SCORM/LMS)
22-2943-SE-CM-D
22-2943-SE-CM-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/682468800
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/682471900

TRACEN YORKTOWN
Instructional Systems Specialist
GS-1750-11/12
22-2094-SE-RS-D-R1
22-2094-SE-RS-M-R1
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/679983700
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/679984800

TRACEN YORKTOWN
Instructional Systems Specialist
GS-1750-11
22-2909-SE-CM-D
22-2909-SE-CM-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/680617900
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/680627800

TRACEN CAPE MAY
Contract Specialist
GS-1102-12
22-2913-NE-TR-M-R1
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/680774700

TRACEN CAPE MAY
Transportation Assistant
GS-2102-07
22-2811-NE-ER-D
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681627000

TRACEN PETALUMA
Educational Technician
GS-1702-05
22-1919-WE-PR-M-R3
22-1919-WE-PR-D-R3
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681502400
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681504400

TRACEN PETALUMA
Firefighter (Basic Life Support/HAZMAT Ops)
GS-0081-07
22-2860-WE-CE-D
22-2860-WE-CE-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681518000
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681521800

TRACEN PETALUMA
Recreation Assistant
GS-0189-07
22-2861-WE-CE-D
22-2861-WE-CE-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681529900
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681531600

This position is located with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, TRACEN Petaluma, Moral, Well-being, and Recreation (MWR) Division in Petaluma, CA.

10/11/2022
Happy Friday! The following positions are posted on USAJobs for the FORCECOM enterprise.  Please visit the USAJobs websi...
10/07/2022

Happy Friday! The following positions are posted on USAJobs for the FORCECOM enterprise. Please visit the USAJobs website for additional information. Have a safe weekend.

TRACEN YORKTOWN
Instructional Systems Specialist
GS-1750-11/12
22-2094-SE-RS-D-R1
22-2094-SE-RS-M-R1
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/679983700
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/679984800

TRACEN YORKTOWN
Instructional Systems Specialist
GS-1750-11
22-2909-SE-CM-D
22-2909-SE-CM-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/680617900
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/680627800

TRACEN YORKTOWN
Training Specialist
GS-1712-12
22-2731-SE-CM-M-R1
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681347300

TRACEN CAPE MAY
Contract Specialist
GS-1102-12
22-2913-NE-TR-M-R1
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/680774700

TRACEN CAPE MAY
Transportation Assistant
GS-2102-07
22-2811-NE-ER-D
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681627000

SMTC
Supervisory Training Coordinator
GS-0301-13
22-2935-SE-BK-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681325500

TRACEN PETALUMA
Educational Technician
GS-1702-05
22-1919-WE-PR-M-R3
22-1919-WE-PR-D-R3
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681502400
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681504400

TRACEN PETALUMA
Firefighter (Basic Life Support/HAZMAT Ops)
GS-0081-07
22-2860-WE-CE-D
22-2860-WE-CE-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681518000
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681521800

TRACEN PETALUMA
Recreation Assistant
GS-0189-07
22-2861-WE-CE-D
22-2861-WE-CE-M
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681529900
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681531600

This position is located with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, TRACEN Petaluma, Moral, Well-being, and Recreation (MWR) Division in Petaluma, CA.

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