Philippine Coast Guard Public Affairs delegation headed by PCG Public Affairs Office chief Commander Armando A.
Balilo conducted a subject-matter expert exchange visit United States Coast Guard (USCG) Pacific Area (PACAREA) at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, California last March 21 to 23.
“The visit aims to introduce to the PCG the existing policies of the USCG in terms of public affairs and social media, discuss roles and responsibilities of the USCG Public Affairs Officers (PAOs) and Specialists at the strategic, operational and tactical level,” the PCG said.
PCG delegation also visited various USCG afloat and ashore units to meet with the collateral duty PAOs in the vicinity of PACAREA such as District 11 Public Affairs Facility, Rescue Coordinating Center, Maritime Safety and Security Team, Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, and Coast Guard Sector San Francisco in Yerba Buena, San Francisco.
USCG Public Affairs personnel will in turn visit PCG Headquarters in Manila in September 2017 for the second part of the said subject-matter expert exchange. Details of the second part was discussed by the PCG delegation with Deputy Commander of the USCG PACAREA Rear Admiral Pat DeQuattro.
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