2100 Second Street, S.W.
United States Coast Guard
Washington, DC 20593-0001
25 JUN 1991
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 4080.1
Logistics Support for Deployed Units
PURPOSE. This instruction establishes guidelines and requirements for logistics support for
OBJECTIVE. To ensure that logistics concerns are addressed and planned for prior to and
during mobilization and deployment of Coast Guard assets beyond normal operational areas.
DISCUSSION. Coast Guard units are considered as combat and combat support forces and
as such, must be able to react rapidly to worldwide contingencies. In order to accomplish our
many missions, mobilization and deployment plans are essential. The deployment of Coast
Guard assets can cover a myriad of scenarios. It is impossible to establish a plan tailored for
each specific possibility. There are, however, certain areas that are common to each
deployment. This instruction establishes guidelines to be followed and areas to be addressed
by deployment planners. Additional and more specific guidance can be found in the Coast
Guard Logistics Support and Mobilization Plan (LSMP, Volumes I and II, (COMDTINST
M4081.1B and M4081.5), Area and District LSMPs and Readiness Planning Manual,
Volumes I through III (COMDTINST M3010.11A, M3010.12A and M3010.13).
Operational commanders need to ensure that logistics concerns are addressed in
OPLANs and OPORDERs that direct the deployment of Coast Guard assets. Specific
tailored logistic support plans will be developed for each OPORDER.