The Coast Guard needs leaders who possess the leadership skills, knowledge, and strong moral character necessary to succeed and keep public trust.
Our officers embrace the highest ethical principles and the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. They also truly care about the personal and professional development of those they lead.
As a Coast Guard officer, you’ll gain experience in your choice of a variety of career paths such as aviation, afloat operations, response, prevention, and engineering, and cyber. You’ll also receive opportunities for advanced training and education.
Afloat officers operate a multi-mission fleet of Coast Guard cutters to execute all assigned missions worldwide.
Coast Guard aviators pilot airplanes and helicopters in challenging conditions to save lives and complete a multitude of missions.
Engineering & C5I
Engineers maintain physical readiness of the fleet and its command, control, communications, computers, cyber, and intelligence (C5I) functions.
These officers ensure the delivery of essential health services to active-duty Coast Guard members at base clinics, on temporary deployments, and in remote or challenging environments.
Prevention officers exercise Coast Guard authorities to protect the environment, provide security, and prevent casualties to people and property.
Response officers control shore-based assets to save those in distress, enforce maritime laws, and manage disasters.
The Coast Guard’s support specialties—including finance, intelligence, law, and reserve component management—are vital to our operations and offer great career opportunities.