Coast Guard announces establishment of Coast Guard Personnel Service Center

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday that it has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony for March 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the Rural Electric Cooperative Conference Facility, 43091 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va., to mark the establishment of the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center.

For the first time in the Coast Guard’s history, all personnel and human resources support will be unified into a single business line allowing for a human resource system that is flexible and responsive to rapidly changing personnel requirements. Scheduled attendees include: Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen and Coast Guard Chief of Staff Vice Adm. Clifford Pearson.

The Coast Guard Personnel Service Center will be comprised of more than 1,685 active duty and 165 reserve members, 573 civilian employees and more than 1,800 non-appropriated fun employees stationed from Guam to Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard Personnel Service Center will be composed of four divisions in Arlington, Va. and 17 subordinate personnel commands including: the Pay and Personnel Center in Topeka, Kan., the Health Safety and Work-Life Support Activity Command in Norfolk, Va., the Community Services Command in Chesapeake, Va., the Coast Guard Recruiting Command in Arlington, Va. and 13 Personnel Service and Support units across the United States.

The ribbon cutting marks the stand up of the last of five Coast Guard logistics and service centers to be established in support of the commandant’s modernization efforts: The Aviation Logistics Center, the Surface Forces Logistics Center, the C4IT Service Center and the Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center preceded the Personnel Service Center.

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