United States Coast Guard Founded in the 1790's as part of the Department of Treasury, the United States
Coast Guard is now part of the Department of Transportation, protecting U.S.
interests at home and around the world.
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The U.S. Coast Guard is one of five branches of the US Armed Forces, and
falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security. The Coast Guard is the nation's oldest continuous seagoing
service with responsibilities including Search and Rescue (SAR),
Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE), Aids to Navigation (ATON), Ice Breaking,
Environmental Protection, Port Security and Military Readiness. In order
to accomplish these missions the Coast Guard has 38,000 active-duty men
and women, 8,000 Reservists, and 35,000 Auxiliary personnel who serve in
a variety of job fields ranging from operation specialists and
small-boat operators and maintenance specialists to electronic
technicians and aviation mechanics.
USCG: Careers - U.S. Coast Guard
There are several ways to become an officer in the Coast
Guard: by successfully graduating from the Coast Guard
Academy, successfully completing Officer Candidate
School (OCS) , or through one of several Direct
Coast Guard men and women make a difference. Whether we are
interdicting drugs, dangerous
cargo, or undocumented aliens from our shores, rescuing boaters or
containing an oil spill to
protect our environment, we are counted on to get the job done. It is
extremely rewarding to know
that the American people will feel safe because of your service,
skills, and dedication.
United States Coast Guard - Wikipedia, the free
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of
the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven U.S. uniformed
services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission
service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime
law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and
international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part
of its mission set. It operates under the Department of Homeland
Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the Department of
the Navy by the President at any time, or by Congress during time of
Founded by Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue Marine first, and later
as the Revenue Cutter Service on
4 August 1790, it is the United States' oldest continuous seagoing
service. Treasury Secretary Alexander
Hamilton headed the USRCS, and the branch was involved in every war
from 1790 to World War 1. As of August 2009 the Coast Guard had
approximately 42,000 men and women on active duty, 7,500 reservists,
30,000 auxiliarists, and 7,700 full-time civilian employees.
The Coast Guard's legal authority differs from the other four armed
services: it operates simultaneously under Title 10 of the United
States Code and its other organic authorities, e.g., Titles 6, 14, 19,
33, 46, etc.
Because of its legal authority, the Coast Guard can conduct military
operations under the Department of Defense or directly for the
President in accordance with Title 14 USC 1–3.
The Coast Guard's enduring roles are maritime safety, security, and
stewardship. To carry out those roles the Coast Guard has eleven
statutory missions as defined in 6 U.S.C. § 468, which include
enforcing U.S. law in the world's largest exclusive economic zone of
3.4 million square miles.
Official U.S. Coast Guard Videos - YouTube
The best Coast Guard video clips of the U.S. Coast Guard in action.
Videos of Search and Rescue, law enforcement and more! Real video of
helicopters, rescue swimmers, surf boats, boarding teams, small boats
and cutters are right here.
U.S.Coast Guard | Facebook
The official U.S. Coast Guard Facebook page managed by Coast Guard men
& women. This is your link to what's happening across the service.
We are locally based, nationally deployed and globally connected. We
are the United States Coast Guard. Retiree Affairs - Retiree Benefits : U.S. Coast Guard
(RAS) is your primary resource for answers to questions about retiree
pay, benefits and more.
Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association
The United States Coast Guard has participated in nearly every war,
declared and undeclared,
since 1790. Its combat veterans have contributed outstanding service
and many paid the ultimate
price for safeguarding the freedom of this nation.
The Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association is a Non-Profit
Association of Active Duty Members,
Retired Members, Reserve Members, and Honorably Discharged Former
Members of the United States
Coast Guard, who served in, or provided direct support to combat
situations recognized by an
appropriate Military award, while serving as a member of the United
States Coast Guard.
We were established in 1985 by a group of Coast Guard veterans, whose
brought a special kinship and camaraderie that generated an interest
in socializing and sharing
Coast Guard - Records - National Archives and Records
The National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents
and materials created in the course of business conducted by the
United States Federal government,
only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they
are kept by us forever.
Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether
you want to see if they contain
clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military
service, or are researching an
historical topic that interests you.
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD: FAQ
- Does the USCG have a JROTC program?
- Can I serve part time?
- What is the difference between active duty and reserve service?
- What opportunities are in the Coast Guard Reserve and what are the
qualifications to join?
- Do I have a choice regarding location where I will serve?
- What is the USCG Academy and how do I apply?
- Is it true the Coast Guard is very selective?
- How hard is it to join?
These questions answered and many, many more.
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