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Why Join

The U.S. Coast Guard is one of America’s six armed forces and the only military branch in the Department of Homeland Security. Our missions are vital to national security and global humanitarian initiatives.

Looking for the chance to make an impact? Nothing compares to the opportunities the Coast Guard offers. What waves will you make?

Coast Guard Missions


From search and rescue to law enforcement to coastal defense, each day brings new challenges you’ll only find serving in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Coast Guard Values


Honor. Respect. Devotion to duty. These aren’t just words. They’re a condition of employment with the U.S. Coast Guard.

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