Subsistence Program Updates
In October of 2015, COMDT (CG-1) chartered the
Subsistence Integrated Product Team (Subsistence IPT) to conduct a
comprehensive review of the current state and recommend a future
state for our Subsistence Program. The Subsistence IPT highlighted
the challenges we have in maintaining a fully staffed workforce
across all of our mission areas and identified large variances in
unit operating costs and core skills within our workforce. The IPT
developed a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) that established a new
Subsistence Program and created a Subsistence Product Line at the
Health, Safety, and Work-Life (HSWL) Service Center (SC). The CONOPS
was designed to improve the recruitment and retention of personnel
within the rating, enhance cutter support, optimize the shore-based
dining facility footprint, and provide a single point of
accountability to our operational partners. Implementation of the
CONOPS and the additional updates announced in
ALCOAST 003/17 support the transformation of the Subsistence Program.
CG Galley Meal Rates
Pay and Bonuses
FY19 Workforce Planning SITREP 3 - Enlisted Interventions
for FY15 Active Bonus Programs
(FY17 in development)
FY19 Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) Update
- Change Overview
Who is Eligible for this Program?
Authorized patronage for CG Dining Facilities (CGDF) is discussed in
COMDTINST M4061.5A, Coast Guard Food Service Manual and is in concurrent clearance.
The objective of the CG Subsistence Program is to provide policy and support
to over 1,200 Culinary Specialists; furthermore, to enable the
successful and efficient operation of 360 CGDFs service wide. The
Subsistence Program implements guidance and instruction to CGDFs on how to provide
nutritious, well-balanced meals to all authorized personnel to enable
mission execution. The program also administers and provides guidance for
the Forrest O. Rednour Memorial Food Service Awards.
Services and Resources Available
- Subsistence POCs - Subsistence Program Contact List
- Subsistence Product Line
The HSWL SC established the Subsistence Product
Line in October 2016. Product Line is responsible
for supporting effective delivery of food services at Coast
Guard ashore and afloat dining facilities that are staffed
by over 1,200 CS personnel. The Product Line is made up of a
services branch focusing on configuration management, a
facilities branch focusing on overall depot-level dining
facility configuration and maintenance, and a supply and
inventory branch that focuses on dining facility financial
data reporting and food service information systems. In
addition, the Product Line will engage in long-term shared
planning and information management with the Shore
Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) for
subsistence-specific procurement and contracting needs.
- CS Rating Force Master Chief (RFMC) is
the principal advocate for the Culinary Service Rating and is
responsible for the overall health of the rating.
- Food Service Assistance and Training (FC-Aefsat)
Team. The Food Service Assistance and Training
(FSAT) Team ensures that units adhere to the requirements of
Federal laws, regulations, directives and Coast Guard
policies. The primary focus of the FSAT is unit assessments,
on-the-job training, providing CS and Command assistance.
For access to the tools and resources provided by FSAT, go
to CG Portal and search for "FC-Aefsat".
- CS Information Portal is managed by the Rating Knowledge Manager (RKM). On CG Portal
search for "CS Information Portal".
Related Web Sites
The following web sites provide information related to the Food Service
Points of Contact
If you need additional assistance beyond the information provided here,
please contact the Headquarters Food Service Program Managers:
Questions or suggestions about the CG Subsistence Program can be