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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: SOME OF OUR MOBILE USERS HAVE REPORTED DIFFICULTIES USING OUR CHAT FUNCTION. 

If you encounter difficulties using the chat function, we encourage you to chat on a laptop or desktop computer. 

We are working dilligently to identify and resolve the issues that some users have reported.

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!