US Coast Guard SFLC Baltimore
407 Hawkins Point Rd., Curtis Bay, MD 21226
US Coast Guard SFLC Baltimore is a military center operated by the US Coast Guard. It is the Coast Guard’s most important logistics center in the United States. The center is located in Baltimore, Maryland. The center consists of six divisions, with Workforce Services Division holding the leading role. The five other divisions include asset logistics, engineering operations, industrial missions, the contracting division and the business operations. Each of them has a specific role and leadership. The six do not overlap each other, but work in a very tight collaboration to fulfill the mission of the center.
The unit for asset logistics (ALD) deals with all the financial and fiscal operations in the center. It sets up the budget and splits it accordingly for each installation. It deals millions of dollars every year. It has four different branches. The division for business missions (BOD) maintains the IT services and provides all the information and data required by the center. The division also dictates which way the center goes and whether an improvement or update process is required or not. The management of the quality program for all the supplies handled on site is among its priorities too.
The contracting division (CPD) at Surface Forces Logistics supports and maintains all the boat resources and distributes them accordingly around the country. On the other hand, the nine stations of the industrial missions division (IOD) are spread in multiple parts of the country and maintain the proper organization of the personnel. Finally, the engineering division (ESD) is relatively new and maintains all the boat support before being distributed.
Surface Forces Logistics has everything it needs. With some of the services recently developed, it is better prepared than anytime and ready to fulfill its mission at the highest quality standards.
Surface Forces Logistics supports the United States Coast Guard, whose operations imply search and rescue missions, ice patrolling, law enforcement activities and environmental protection. The logistics center is only responsible for the engineering part – the supply and the information required in all those operations. It also evaluates the requirements of each installation and procures the proper equipments.
The mission is extremely complicated due to the wide variety of installations and stations – therefore the center collaborates with a few agencies – Industrial Services Activities. The institution has multiple stations spread around the United States. Each of them supports particular US Coast Guard installations. The stations deal with the supply distribution. Finally, the center maintains all the US Coast Guard Units in the right proportions. It creates and maintains the units by carefully distributing the manpower around.
Arriving at US Coast Guard SFLC Baltimore
The nearest major airport is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI / KBWI). This airport has international and domestic flights and is 13 miles from the center of Baltimore, MD.
From Washington and points West or South:
From I-95 or Rt. 295 North, turn right onto 695 (Baltimore Beltway) east for 5.4 miles to Exit 1. At the end of the off ramp, bear right. You will immediately come to an intersection with a traffic light (Hawkins Point Road). Bear right on Hawkins Point Road and continue 0.6 miles to the first traffic light. Turn left into the Coast Guard Yard. The gate guard will provide parking directions.
From points North and East:
From I-95 South, take left exit onto 695 (Baltimore Beltway) east for 16.7 miles, over the Francis Scott Key Bridge, to Exit 1. At the end of the off ramp, turn left. You will immediately come to an intersection with a traffic light (Hawkins Point Road). Bear right on Hawkins Point Road and continue 0.6 miles to the first traffic light. Turn left into the Coast Guard Yard. The gate guard will provide parking directions.