Starting November 1, 2014, a new District Staff Officer – Incident Management (DSO-IM) position was officially established for each District.
Incident Management is an evolving function in the Coast Guard, and the Auxiliary recognizes the need to keep pace with that expansion. Auxiliary Sector Coordinators have had the task of monitoring and improving Auxiliary performance and readiness in support of Sector needs, but managing critical incidents puts an additional strain on incident staff and responders.
To effectively manage incidents it is critical that prior planning and training take place among responders. To aid in overcoming challenges in these areas, the position of District Staff Officer – Incident Management and Preparedness has been developed and approved and will be effective starting 01 JAN 2015.