Office of Leadership (DCMS-DPR-5)

Commandant (DCMS-DPR-5)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907




Coast Guard Leadership Development Center (CAC required)

The Leadership Development Center is an educational center of leadership excellence for the entire Coast Guard translating to enhanced mission performance and increased retention. They have free, on-demand resources including assessments, job aids, videos and podcasts with summaries and discussion points to be used for mess deck conversations and professional development events.


Coast Guard, Military and General Leadership 


Leader Development Resources from the LDC (CAC required)


Learning Without Limits Continuous Development & Impact Guide

This guide will help all leaders better identify valuable learning and development from a variety of learning experiences and will provide supervisory leaders with a tool to assist in requesting or documenting credit for any development experience to satisfy annual requirements. 


Performance Management - Leading Inspired Performance: Results Beyond Ratings

Learn how to use powerful techniques and strategies to optimize performance - rather than just rating it.


Problem Solving: Purpose-Driven Problem Solving: Leadership Tools & Techniques

Shift from being a “problem-solver” to a “solutions architect” with the help of this guide.


Human Capital Management - Leadership Trust & Transparency

Gain insight on how to inspire and build trust


Professional Development



MilGears can be used for career planning and exploration by both military members and civilians.  It's centralized database aggregates military and civilian occupation and credentialing data. It translates military and non-military training, education and experience into civilian jobs and credentials. You can find a job aid here (CAC enabled).


DHS Career Mapping System

The DHS Career Mapping System tool enables DHS employees to map a progressive career ladder of GS job opportunities within the Department, as well as view skills, abilities, competencies, recommended training, and developmental activities necessary to progress from one position to another.


Coast Guard Reading List







Any links to external websites and/or non-Coast Guard information provided on these web pages are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by the Office of Leadership or the U.S. Coast Guard of the content or views expressed in the linked materials.