The officer corps of the U.S. Coast Guard, like that of the Navy, is organized around several operational communities. Response Ashore comprises officers who staff the service’s 35 sectors and carry out the responsibilities of the captain of the port, search-and-rescue mission coordinator, federal on-scene coordinator, and federal maritime-security coordinator. They execute search and rescue, pollution response, maritime security, law enforcement, and all-hazards response, as well as overseeing the Coast Guard’s small-boat stations and patrol boats.
Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - The Coast Guard Needs a Response Officer Training Program
By Lieutenant (junior grade) Justin S. Daniel, U.S. Coast Guard