WHERE YOU CAN SERVE
There are approximately 46,000 active duty Coast Guard men and women currently serving. If you choose to join their ranks, you may find yourself hanging from a helicopter to save a boater in the Atlantic, running down drug runners off the Florida coast, or stopping polluters from ruining our inland lakes.
As a Coast Guardsmen, you could be flying in a helicopter over a hurricane disaster area or sailing in a cutter guarding the New York harbor. You could be cruising in a high-power Defender Class boat in the Pacific or breaking through an ice-ladened port in Alaska.
If you become part of a Coast Guard crew, know that you will serve where your Coast Guard skills are most needed.
If you choose to become a reservist, you'll usually serve close to home; however, you may get deployed when necessary. In general, reservists live within 100 miles of their Coast Guard Reserve unit.
- ENLISTED RATINGS DESCRIPTIONS
- PAY AND BENEFITS
- BASIC TRAINING
- WHERE YOU CAN SERVE
- HOW TO JOIN
- PRIOR SERVICE PROCESS
- ENLISTED FAQS