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Submit your referral directly to the Scout Talent and Refer (STAR) submission.

Hometown Recruiting

The Hometown Recruiter Program allows any active duty member to apply for up to 30 days of no-cost permissive orders to any place they can influence the recruiting mission. This was previously limited to members who are between graduating from recruit basic training and reporting to their first unit. Those interested should gain command consent and apply to Coast Guard Recruiting Command.

Scout Talent and Refer

The Scout Talent and Refer (STAR) program now provides cash incentives, as well as other recognition for individuals who make a referral that results in an enlistment in the Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve. Use your personal network and opportunities in your daily life to connect with people who have the potential to join the Coast Guard.

Recruiting Liaisons

Coast Guard units can do even more than individuals alone. Organization at the unit level can showcase our missions and assets to a broader audience. Opportunities to host public open houses or engage community organizations can build an awareness and appreciation of our service, on which recruiting can build. A formally designated Coast Guard Recruiting Liaison can be useful to maximize the synergy of these efforts with established recruiters.