The Commandant's Compass
The PCG recognizes that human resource is the most important asset of the organization. In fact, human resource take of center stage in the Coast Guard's theater operations. No amount of having state-of-the-art equipment if the PCG does not have trained and capable personnel to operate and maintain such equipment. As such PCG trains and equips personnel with the right skills and attitude who are professional and dealing and day-to-day operations and activities.
In this regard, the Command has embarked on more aggressive education and training enhancement programs and innovations to better position itself as the principal provider of competent and professional personnel to a rapidly expanding organization. most significant of which are the following: PCG PMMA Cadetship Program a prelude to the creation of the Philippine Coast Guard Academy through the continuing implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between PCG and the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA). Initially, the PCG has sponsored and sent cadets to the PMMA who will be commissioned as regular officers of the PCG upon their graduation. Entry of PCG cadets to the US Coast Guard Academy is also being arranged.
Dynamic curriculum development involving CGETC and other units' managed courses through a cycle of evaluation, feedback and research-based restructuring to better meet the requirements of the students, the PCG and the country in general.
Doctrines and Best Practices Documentation Relevant doctrines inherited from the Navy as well as from other sources of best practices are being compiled for easy access by PCG personnel. Efforts to develop more course manuals in lieu of loose course hand-outs are also ongoing to enable better retention of new skills and knowledge among students. Research efforts have also been started to develop more handbooks for specific PCG operational and administrative activities.
Regular Conduct of Unit Training-Operational and Support Commands embark on respective unit training programs and activities such as TI & E's to ensure that peculiar organizational skills are improved and acquired by personnel in their respective fields. Training curricula, facilities and equipment are included in the enhancement program.
Rationalized Recruitment-The PCG recruits personnel with maritime-related field of education as well as with peculiar skills that are needed in the day-to-day operation of the organization. Strict and competitive selection and screening will be implemented to get the best applicants for commissionship and enlistment in the PCG.