"You've got 10 seconds to get off this bus, and you just wasted three!"
As with any military service, before you can do anything or go anywhere, you are going to have to go through basic training. After this "experience," you'll graduate with the basic skills you'll need to serve as a Coast Guardsman.
If you would like to find out what basic training is like from a recruit's prospective, click here.
Or, click on Training Center Cape May to learn more about the basic training experience.
BASIC TRAINING INTERVIEW SERIES
Have you ever wondered what Coast Guard basic training is like? How hard is it? Are the company commanders really that scary? This interview series answers those and other questions from the recruits' points of view. Come follow five recruits as they take on one of the toughest basic training experiences of the U.S. armed services.
RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING
Every Reserve officer candidate in the Coast Guard must go through initial training, which is essentially basic training for officers. This is a tough and intensive three-week program, designed to prepare you to make split-second decisions and take charge in any situation.
OFFICER BASIC TRAINING
Every officer candidate in the Coast Guard must go though initial training, which is essentially basic training for officers. This is an intensive, 17-week program which takes place in New London, Conn., and is designed to prepare you as a leader to make split-second decisions and take charge in any situation.
ENLISTED BASIC TRAINING
This is tough. You'll be challenged every day, both mentally and physically. For eight weeks in Cape May, N.J., you'll be pushed and tested. You'll work harder than you ever thought possible. But when you graduate, you'll do so with the knowledge that you've accomplished something of which both you and your family can be proud. You'll be a member of the United States Coast Guard.