Gapped Billet Squall on the Horizon: The USCG Officer Corps Could be in Trouble

CIMSEC – The Coast Guard is facing a looming afloat officer shortage with no good options on the table. With roughly 3.5%* of all CG officer billets currently gapped, and a particular shortfall impacting mid-grade (O3/O4) officers the Coast Guard needs to explore creative solutions to address the pending crisis.