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Ordnance program is required to meet several of the eleven missions?

Search and Rescue
Drug Interdiction
Migration Interdiction
Defense Readiness
Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security
Living Marine Resources
Marine Environmental Protection
Other Law Enforcement (Foreign Fishing Vessel Enforcement

Unit Security
Transportation of Government Property


Defense readiness and law enforcement duties are assigned by Congress and carried out by the following principal advisors.

Commandant (CG-721) has overall Program Management authority for the Coast Guard’s ordnance program.


Force readiness Command

- FORCECOM is responsible for standardization of operations and for conducting evaluations of units under their control and ensures operational readiness to perform assigned missions.

- FORCECOM supervises the administration, planning, and review of military personnel training programs of Coast Guard Training Centers (TRACENs).


FORCECOM Weapons Systems Branch (FC-Aws)

Recertify all Coast Guard Certified Handling Facilities every 12 months.


TRACEN Yorktown (tew-osi)

TRACEN Yorktown (tew-osi) is the Technical Authority and primary administrator for the Ordnance Safety Inspection (OSI) program.



FORCECOM Armories provide firearms and munitions support for all units within their geographical areas of responsibility.
- Maintain a firearm inventory (District spares) equal to 10% of all operational and training firearms fielded within their AOR.
- Manage all FAIs in their AOR, regardless of assigned unit, as District resources.
- Ensure FAIs are made available to conduct
firearms training and qualifications.
-Conduct annual unit training on the accountability and safeguarding of Coast Guard owned firearms.


Logistics Center

The Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) is responsible for field execution of the Coast Guard’s Civil Engineering Program, including planning, design, construction, contracting, environmental,
real property and base facility management and operations.


Small Arms
Repair Facility

The Small Arms Repair Facility (SARF) in Crane, Indiana is the distribution center for Coast Guard firearms.
- Designated Receiving Agent for all firearms entering into the Coast Guard inventory
-Conducts inspections of firearms and firearms ancillary equipment involved in mishaps.



Revoke the authorization to carry a firearm for any person who fails to meet the qualification requirements for a given firearm in accordance with this Manual. Related qualification code changes
must be documented via TMT entry. Ensure TMT entry information is forwarded to the appropriate administrative authority within fourteen (14) calendar days of occurrence.
- Conduct annual unit training on the accountability and safeguarding of Coast Guard owned firearms.
- Notify the host Coast Guard facility when transferring C/D 1.3 munitions when the transfer exceeds 100 pounds Net Explosive Weight (NEW), or when transferring C/D 1.4 munitions that exceeds 300 pounds NEW.
- Review the unit’s site plan once a year.


Explosive safety officer

ESO is the Certified Handling Facility’s command representative and is directly responsible for the onloading, offloading, or handling of any C/D 1.1 or 1.2 munitions.


Loading Officer

SLO is the Certified Handling Facilities’ command representative
and is responsible for the safety of the C/D 1.1 or 1.2 evolution site and
the personnel in or around the site.


Weapons Officer?

- Units with four or more officers assigned must
designate an officer as the Weapons Officer. The Weapons Officer must be designated in writing by the Commanding Officer (CO).
- Weapons Officers must hold their position for at least one year


Weapons Petty Officer?

- Units with three or fewer officers must
designate an E-6 or above as the WPO unless those duties are assigned to a Gunner’s Mate.
- ore units must designate an E-5 or above as the
WPO unless the duties are assigned to a Gunner’s Mate or a Maritime Enforcement Specialist. The WPO must be designated in writing by the Commanding Officer, Officer-in-Charge, or Special Agent in Charge
(CO/OIC/SAC). Except in extreme situations (unexpected transfer, loss of confidence in
- WPOs must hold their position for at least one year.
- Each individual piece of ordnance equipment and all
ordnance spaces must be inspected at least monthly by the Weapons Officer or the Weapons Petty Officer’s supervisor.


two types of ordnance inspection;

- (OSI) Ordnance Safety Inspections- OSI is an administrative inspection of the unit’s firearms and munitions and includes the accountability, logs, records, training, use, maintenance, storage, support equipment, and support material for these items

- Ordnance Technical Inspections (OTI)- OTI is an administrative inspection of the unit’s Navy Type Navy Owned ordnance systems and includes the logs, records, training, maintenance, support equipment, and support material for these systems
- TRACEN Yorktown (tew-osi) and SFLC must conduct concurrent OSI/OTI inspections on units with installed NTNO Ordnance Equipment.


of Ordnance

- All units with ordnance equipment must be inspected every 24 months with the exception of PATFORSWA units.
- PATFORSWA units must be inspected annually.
- All units with ordnance equipment must conduct an ordnance safety self- assessment 10 to 14 months following the OSI/OTI.
- Weapons Officer/Petty Officers must complete OSI/OTI and self- assessment checklists for WEPO relief.
- Certified Handling Facilities must be inspected annually or upon occurrence of any changes to the pier or surrounding area.
- OSI/OTI baseline inspections must be completed on new units within six months of commissioning.


Inspection reports shall be mailed?

- OSI reports must be emailed to the servicing armory and D05-DG- TEWOSI@uscg.mil within 15 days of completion.

- Formal OSIs must be entered into the inspection survey tool within 15 days of completion.

- TRACEN Yorktown (tew-osi) and SFLC ESD-EOB must annually submit their respective consolidated OSI and OTI results to Commandant (CG-721) no later than 01 November.


Privately Owned Firearms on Coast Guard Ranges

The firing of privately owned firearms on Coast Guard owned SAFRs must be approved in writing by Commandant (CG-721).


Required logs?

Cutters equipped with NTNO Ordnance must maintain the Ordnance Log in E-Log.



Firearm discharges are defined as either intentional or unintentional.

- Intentional firearm discharges are when the member intends to discharge the firearm in either in the line of duty, or during training (range, marking cartridge or blank munitions).
- Unintentional firearm discharges are when the member inadvertently discharges a firearm either accidentally or through negligence.


Intentional firearm discharges must report to?

NCC National command center via COCommand
- Intentional firearm discharges that occur during range training and
qualification must be reported on a Small Arms Range Sheet, Form CG-3029 and captured in TMT.


Unintentional Firearm Discharges are divided up into two categories? Board question

Accidental- malfunctions
Negligent- disregard policy and procedures


Command Responsibilities upon unintentional discharge must have the member?

- The member(s) involved in the mishap must have their firearms qualifications immediately suspended and the member(s) will not be authorized access to any Coast Guard owned firearms pending the result of an investigation.
- Within 24 hours report all unintentional firearm discharges, except as noted in Paragraph C.8.a. of this Section, through the units chain of command to the Area or FORCECOM
- Report all unintentional discharges via a CODR, EER, or an EMR per Chapter 2, Section B of this Manual.


following must be completed when a Coast Guard owned firearm has been unintentionally discharged:

- firearm must be cleared in accordance with the Operator’s Manual, taken out of service, and immediately segregated from all other firearms.
- NOTE: Units will not clean or try to perform a safety function test on a firearm that has been involved in an unintentional discharge.
- firearm must be tagged.
- firearm must be shipped to the unit’s servicing FORCECOM Armory within 3 working days
- Last 12 months of PMS history.
- Any shell casings, recovered projectiles, magazines, broken parts, or any other equipment associated with the discharge.
- NOTE: Units underway must segregate the firearm and turn it into the servicing FORCECOM Armory within 3 working days upon returning to homeport.
- Once received, the servicing FORCECOM Armory must ensure the firearm is clear and ship the firearm, documentation, and associated items to SARF within 5 working days.


CG firearm is unintentionally discharged?

- taken out of service
-shipped to Forcecom within 3 days
-last 12 months of PMS
-any shell casings
- Once received Forcecom shall send to SARF within 5 workin days


Members may be charged with UCMJ violations including, but not limited to:

- Article 92. Failure to obey order or regulation.
- Article 108. Military property of United States – Loss, damage, destruction, or wrongful disposition.
- Article 109. Property other than military property of United States – Waste, spoilage, or destruction.
- Article 134. General article.
negligent use with the cause of death

Article 119. Manslaughter.


following timeline must be met for all missing, lost, or stolen items:

- Do a preliminary “quick look” (1 hour maximum) to attempt to locate the item(s).

- not found, report missing, lost, or suspected stolen firearm(s) to CO/OIC/SAC, CGIS, local law enforcement, USCG National Command Center, and Commandant (CG-721) within 2 hours of loss.
- Send MLOS message within 12 hours of discovering the item(s) missing, lost, or stolen.
- Make appropriate entries into unit’s ordnance log within 12 hours.
-CGIS must enter all missing, lost, or stolen firearms into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data base within 24 hours.
- Ammunition Transaction Report (ATR) must be submitted within 48 hours for all missing, lost, or stolen munitions.
- Report of Survey for missing, lost, or stolen firearms must be completed in accordance with Reference (v) and e-mailed to HQS- DG-lst-CG-7211@uscg.mil and HQS-PF-fldr-CG-844- Property@uscg.mil within 10 days of loss. The person assigned as the Investigating Officer of the Administrative


Qualified Personnel Required (QPRs) are the necessary firearms training requirements that a unit needs in order to meet its assigned missions.

QPRs are used to determine the amount of munitions purchased, to validate the annual TTCOR, and to set the annual NCEA released by Commandant (CG-721) to keep Coast Guard members trained.


Munitions must only be used for the following purposes:

- To support Coast Guard operations.

- To train and qualify Coast Guard personnel.


Live Munitions will not be used for?

Live munitions will not be used for loading or unloading drills, PQS, PMS, or during pre-fire briefs.


Depleted Uranium (DU

Coast Guard units will not receive, handle, store, or fire Depleted Uranium munitions