National Centers of Expertise

The United States (U.S.) Coast Guard (USCG) formed a marine safety investigation quality action team in 1994 with the goal of analyzing marine casualty investigations and enforcement programs. The team created a "center of excellence” that provided investigation expertise and created a valuable force-multiplying resource for investigators. The Suspension and Revocation National Center of Expertise (S&R NCOE) in Martinsburg, West Virginia, was one of the first six NCOEs established and Coast Guard leaders subsequently formed the Investigations National Center of Expertise (INV-NCOE) in New Orleans, Louisiana. These two units were developed with four other NCOEs in an effort to foster superb service delivery within the broader U.S. Coast Guard marine safety regime. The NCOEs have provided outstanding service to USCG personnel and realized the envisioned program improvements. Both the S&R NCOE and INV-NCOE have positively impacted mission execution and provided an important public service through sound investigative and enforcement actions throughout the maritime domain.


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  • Accession Number: 01611130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2016 8:48AM