c. Partnerships are more than unit activities. Individual members - regular, reserve, auxiliary, civilian
and retirees - may build relationships with local schools. They may select a school, preferably one
with a large minority or diverse enrollment, and fashion efforts commensurate with their abilities
and levels of commitment. Options include sponsoring field trips to units, sending representatives to
school on career-days, recognizing high-achieving students, joint participation in other school and
unit events, and much more. Enclosure (2) is a PIE Program Coordinator Quick Reference to assist
commands in establishing partnerships.
a. Commandant (G-H), the Senior Coast Guard Official under the National and Community Service Act
(1) Promulgate policy and guidelines for Coast Guard Partnership In Education program.
(2) Conducts workshops for Coordinators.
(3) Administers a servicewide program for annual Coast Guard partnership awards.
b. Local Recruiting Commands assist Partnership Program Coordinators to identify schools for
c. Area and district commanders, commanders of maintenance and logistic commands and
commanding officers of headquarters units:
(1) Develop, set up and support Partnership In Education programs.
(2) Appoint a Partnership Program Coordinator in the paygrade O-4, GS-12 or above; and forward
the name, address and phone number to Commandant (G-HE).
(3) Enclosure (3) contains the eligibility criteria for unit and collaborative awards and nominating
procedures for the annual Partnership In Education Awards. Individual participation should be
recognized through the Medals and Awards Program, or current instructions for civilian
(4) Report all program initiatives via the event form on the G-H website. For units without CGWIII
the form attached as enclosure (4) may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to
d. All commands:
(1) Encourage participation by all active, reserve, auxiliary and civilian personnel.
(2) Provide a reasonable amount of time for volunteer personnel to participate in program activities.