The comprehensive changes in the Gendarmerie General Command were more or less applied to the Coast Guard Command through amendments to the Law no. 2692 on Coast Guard Command. Coast Guard Command has been defined not as a military force, but as a general law enforcement force. In terms of definition, subordination, structure, organization, positioning, duties, area of responsibility, staffing, promotions, discipline and investigation, supervision, regulatory procedures, and procurement, its connection to the Turkish Armed Forces and General Staff has been either completely severed or limited to times of military mobilization and war. Accordingly, the powers of the Chief of General Staff and other military figures have been restricted. The Coast Guard Command has been subordinated to the Ministry of Interior and the Minister of Interior has become the chief authority in the aforementioned issues. Besides, various practical measures were taken to overcome the lack of personnel following expulsions from the Turkish Armed Forces and the restructuring process.