Naval War College Review


Laura Miller


According to the opening chapter, the Coast Guard manages to achieve a complex mission on an annual budget that is smaller than 2 percent of all the other services’ combined budgets. Phillips and Loy identify a twelve-part mission that includes responsibilities ranging from boating safety to homeland de- fense. Thus they argue that the Coast Guard provides a valuable case study for leading a complex organization be- cause it achieves so much with limited funds.