Station turnover should be about 25% based on standard four-year tours, but the average projected turnover for grades E-4 and above at 13th District surf stations stands at 39% (1)(2). At the district’s largest surf station, turnover in terms of newly reporting members was 62% from June 2017 to June 2018 (1). When the investigation looked at Station Quillayute River in 1997, they found that new-report turnover was 60%. Because of the high turnover, they found that training had to focus on providing basic, introductory skills to the new members.
(1) U.S. Coast Guard statistics, 2019
(2) Non-rated turnover makes these figures significantly higher.