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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.

Please note: Chat does not work on a mobile device. Please use a laptop or desktop computer to Chat with a recruiter.

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 gocoastguard.com:

  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!