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Assistant Commandant for Capability (CG-7)
Office of Aviation Forces (CG-711)
The Aviation Budget Manager develops the financial, personnel, and capital resource strategies for the Coast Guard's Aviation Enterprise, including 25 Air Stations, 4 Air Facilities, almost 5000 personnel, over 200 aircraft, and over 125,000 flight hours. Budget management also involves the development of all aviation related resource proposals for Congress, ensuring the fleet is adequately funded to allow Operational Commanders the ability to carry out Coast Guard missions worldwide.
The Budget Manager works directly with Area Commanders to properly distribute funding and operational flight hours to each District allowing Coast Air Stations to properly maintain readiness and fulfill all mission requirements.
The Aviation Billet Manager ensures each unit has the necessary billets to complete its mission. Billet management involves both purchasing and moving billets, upgrading and downgrading billets, as well as changing the rates and titles of billets.
Although it is a common misconception, a billet is not a person. Many people mistake billets for the people that fill them. However, a billet is not the person but the specification of the position and the job the person fills.
Simply put, a billet represents a job or position which detailers assign to a person. Billets are, in effect, the blueprint for the work force. Each billet is unique, and has its own fingerprint in the form of a position number assigned to that billet and no other.
To use an analogy, a billet is like an empty mailbox. Each mailbox has a number, and can be labeled “Pilot, or “AMT” or “SK1”, and so on. The billet manager's responsibility is to make sure that each part of the fleet has the right number and right types of mailboxes. The mailboxes themselves are empty, waiting for mail. The detailers are the people who fill them: they are the mailmen, people are the mail.
The Aviation Resource Council (ARC) is a cross-directorate, capability specific body that serves as an advisory group to the Deputies Council (DPC), EOC, Systems Integration Team (SIT), Program Managers, Resource Management Offices (RMOs) and the Resource Group (RG). The ARC supports the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process and evaluates cross-cutting capability impacts for potential policy, resource, and acquisition decisions. Additionally, the ARC performs any issue-related research or analytical studies as directed by a governance body.
The Aircrew Manager is the Aircrew members' voice at Coast Guard Headquarters.
As part of CG-711, the Aircrew Manager is tasked with handling a specific set of personnel concerns within Coast Guard Aviation. Specifically, the Aircrew Manager is responsible for: