HOW TO JOIN
If you're READY to join a dedicated group of men and women who serve our nation by protecting its waterways and coastlines, then the Coast Guard wants to hear from you.
You should be physically fit and will undergo a physical exam. You'll have to meet a set of mental and character standards. You also must be between 17 and 27 years old - though some reserve and officer programs allow you to be older.
As a Coast Guardsmen, depending on your unit's missions, you could be expected to save lives, make drug busts, safeguard the environment or protect our country from terrorists. In the Coast Guard, we do more than train and wait; we train and perform on a daily basis.
In return, you'll earn a competitive salary; have access to a host of benefits; receive some of the best, most sought-after training from seamanship to technology; and have the opportunity for pay raises, promotions and advancement.
But more importantly, you'll be part of one of the most accomplished military services in the world. At the end of every day, you'll have the fulfillment that comes from knowing you've done an important job.
If that is the kind of life you are seeking, and you are READY to make the commitment necessary to be one of us, click here to contact a recruiter.
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