The new provisions states that the Coast Guard Commander will be appointed from among the admirals (Executive Decree 668 Article 26). Previously, the Coast Guard Commander was appointed upon the request of the Naval Forces Commander, suggestion of the Chief of General Staff, official letter of the Minister of Interior (The following phrase in the old text was also removed: “In case the Minister of Interior does not issue an official letter, the Chief of General Staff sends his request to the Prime Minister in writ. The Prime Minister communicated his decision to the Minister of Interior in writ.”), through a joint decree signed by the Prime Minister and approved by the President. The appointment of the admirals in the Coast Guard Command staff used to be regulated by the Law no. 926 on Turkish Armed Forces Personnel. The new amendments stipulate that the appointments of the Coast Guard Commander, her / his deputies, Coast Guard regional commanders and admirals are to be carried out via joint decree. With the exception of the admirals, the department heads at the Coast Guard Command are now appointed by the Minister of Interior. In brief, the Naval Forces Commander and Chief of General Staff no longer have a role in these appointments. The other commissioned officers, noncommissioned officers, civil servants, and specialist sergeants and privates will be appointed by the Ministry of Interior, rather than by the Coast Guard Command as was the case before. (Executive Decree 668 Article 27; Executive Decree 674 Article 28).