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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter A → Part 8


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters


PART 8—UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESERVE


Contents
§8.1   Functions of the Coast Guard Reserve.
§8.3   Organization of the Coast Guard Reserve.
§8.5   Regulations for the Coast Guard Reserve.
§8.7   Information.

Authority: 14 U.S.C. 633.

Source: CGD 79-105, 48 FR 36449, Aug. 11, 1983, unless otherwise noted.

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§8.1   Functions of the Coast Guard Reserve.

(a) The Coast Guard Reserve is a component of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Reserve trains personnel for mobilization and for augmentation of the regular Coast Guard.

(b) Members of the Coast Guard Reserve can be used for:

1. Partial or full mobilization under 10 U.S.C. 12301;

(2) Voluntary or involuntary call-up for emergency augmentation of the regular Coast Guard during time of serious natural or man-made disaster under 14 U.S.C. 712; and

(3) Augmentation of the regular Coast Guard during active duty or inactive duty for training.

(c) A member of the Reserve on active duty or inactive duty training has the same authority, rights, and privileges in the performance of that duty as a member of the regular Coast Guard of corresponding grade or rating.

[CGD 79-105, 48 FR 36449, Aug. 11, 1983, as amended by CGD 97-023, 62 FR 33361, June 19, 1997]

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§8.3   Organization of the Coast Guard Reserve.

(a) The Coast Guard Reserve is organized, trained and equipped under the direction of the Commandant.

(b) The Director of Reserve and Training is responsible for the overall administration and supervision of the Reserve.

(c) In Atlantic Area, Integrated Support Commands have responsibility for local Reserve issues; however, in Pacific Area, responsibility for local Reserve issues remains with District Commanders.

(d) Most Coast Guard Reservists are fully integrated into active duty Coast Guard units. There, Reservists perform the same duties and have the same responsibilities as their active duty counterparts. Their integrated work prepares Reservists to perform the duties of their mobilization assignments while at the same time providing assistance to the active service. Some Reservists are assigned to dedicated Reserve units where they train and mobilize in support of national defense operations.

[CGD 96-026, 61 FR 33662, June 28, 1996]

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§8.5   Regulations for the Coast Guard Reserve.

(a) Regulations for the Coast Guard Reserve are established by the Commandant.

(b) Permanent regulations are published in Coast Guard publications and manuals and include the following:

(1) Coast Guard Regulations.

(2) Coast Guard Organization Manual.

(3) Coast Guard Reserve Policy Manual.

(4) Personnel Manual.

(5) Recruiting Manual.

(6) Military Justice Manual.

(7) Comptroller Manual.

(c) Temporary regulations and orders affecting Reservists are included in instructions or notices in the Coast Guard directives system.

(d) Other regulations that affect the Reserve are located in Department of Defense and Department of the Navy regulations in Title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

[CGD 96-026, 61 FR 33662, June 28, 1996, as amended by CGD 97-023, 62 FR 33362, June 19, 1997]

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§8.7   Information.

(a) Information concerning the Coast Guard Reserve may be obtained from Commandant (CG-131), Attn: Office of Reserve Affairs, U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7907, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593-7907.

(b) Information and requirements for enlistment in the Coast Guard Reserve or concerning the procurement of officers for the Coast Guard Reserve can be obtained from the following offices:

(1) Any Coast Guard Recruiting Office.

(2) Coast Guard Recruiting Center, 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22203.

[CGD 96-026, 61 FR 33662, June 28, 1996, as amended by USCG-2010-0351, 75 FR 36278, June 25, 2010; USCG-2014-0410, 79 FR 38427, July 7, 2014]

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