PSU 309

Deeds, not Words


Port Security Unit 309’s in-garrison mission is to be deployable within 96 hours for sustained force protection and humanitarian operations worldwide.


Guiding Principles
We each have our own leadership and management styles forged through our own unique life experiences. To help you understand how I hold myself accountable, and help you understand my expectations, I am providing you with what I call the
“Five Guiding Principles”.


People are the most important element in the success of any enterprise. As such, every member of this unit is valued, vital and integral to meeting mission success. To carry out our missions, members are expected to conduct their actions in accordance with the Coast Guard’s Core Values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty.


We work in a complex environment. Deliberate and exceptional planning is required for us to safely operate and excel while successfully completing all assigned tasks and missions.


Each member of this unit is expected to do their job to the best of their ability. A further expectation is each member takes the initiative to continually improve upon their assigned duties and responsibilities, train those around them and strive to be a positive role model for others.


Everyone is expected to act professionally at all times. Treat others with respect, take responsibility for your actions and embrace the diversity each person brings to the unit. Also, work deliberately and diligently to build those collaborative relationships needed to make us a cohesive fighting unit.


Live the Coast Guard Ethos and Coast Guardsman’s Creed and always look to represent yourself, your unit and the Coast Guard in a positive manner.