“The peaceful transition of power has long been a hallmark of American democracy. It is the policy of the United States to undertake all reasonable efforts to ensure that Presidential Transitions are well-coordinated and effective…” – Executive Order – Facilitation of a Presidential Transition
On Jan. 20, 2017, a new administration will take office. Joining departments and agencies across the federal government, the Department of Homeland Security is making preparations to ensure continuity of operations and a seamless transition for the new administration. The Coast Guard has also joined this effort by creating a Presidential Transition Team.
The Coast Guard’s Presidential Transition Team directly supports the department’s Presidential Transition Office through thorough planning, preparation and collaboration across the service and within the department. All transition teams’ responsibilities span a broad spectrum; however, one primary task is to ensure the new administration understands information regarding an organization.
Telling the Coast Guard’s story and how we bring value to the Nation is part of ensuring a seamless transition to the next administration. The “U.S. Coast Guard Overview” and an associated website are now available to aid units and personnel in the conduct of various public and external affairs missions throughout the fleet.
A digital version of the publication can also be found at the CG Portal .