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MLCs/ISCs (pf) have tasking authority for units within their AOR. When identifying
surge forces, MLCs/ISCs (pf) shall work in close coordination with operational
commanders of units that may be tasked to provide resources. Additionally, training
centers and other headquarters support units are often staffed at a lower percentage of
staffing than operational units; surge tasking shall not impact the strength of these units to
the level that they are unable to meet their core mission requirements. This is particularly
true for training centers where excessive surge tasking would prove to be
counterproductive to meeting overall Coast Guard human resource requirements.
MLCs/ISCs (pf) shall identify ratings and number of personnel required. MLCs/ISCs (pf)
may solicit volunteers or identify specific units to provide personnel during surges. The
operational commanders of units identified to provide surge personnel will select and
direct personnel within their chain of command to fulfill requirements (e.g., two boatswain
mates from Station Fort Lauderdale are identified as the most efficient human resource
available to meet a surge requirement. The commanding officer of Station Fort
Lauderdale will select and direct the individuals to meet the requirement.) Commanding
officers should address appeals of ISC (pf) tasking to the appropriate area, MLC or district
commander via their chain of command. Commandant (G-W), acting for Commandant (G-
CCS), will resolve disputed tasking involving personnel from headquarters units.
Reservists on active duty for special work active component (ADSW-AC) (formerly
TEMAC), active duty for training, or under voluntary or involuntary recall authority
provide excellent force multipliers. Reservists may be identified as primary surge
response personnel due to unique qualifications or local knowledge, or may backfill for
deployed active duty members or TAD civilians. ISCs should comply with the following
procedures when reservists are identified for force optimization purposes.
Involuntary or voluntary recall. Surge requirements caused by serious natural or
manmade catastrophes such as hurricanes, floods, or other events which
significantly impact operations may involve recall of reservists under voluntary or
involuntary authority. Procedures for recall are outlined in reference (c) and should
be reviewed thoroughly by MLCs and ISCs to make proper use of this tool.
Active Duty for Special Work - Active Component (ADSW-AC) (formerly
TEMAC). ADSW-AC provides a means