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Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Coast Guard.

If you would like to chat with a live recruiter, hours are:

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. PST).
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

In addition to the regular hours, Coast Guard Officers will be available to discuss what it's like to be an officer, and their careers and experiences in some of the mission fields and career options offered by the Coast Guard. The schedule for April is as follows:

23 June - 6pm to 10pm EST: Coast Guard Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer (Coast Guard Lawyer):

If CHAT is not available, and you would like to learn more about Coast Guard eligibility requirements, there are several other ways you can get in touch with a recruiter through

  1. Call your nearest recruiting office.
  2. Email your nearest recruiting office.
    To protect your privacy, do not send Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or health-related issues or concerns through email!