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Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Coast Guard.

If you would like to chat with a live recruiter, hours are:

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. PST).
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

This account is not monitored continuously. If you are in distress and in need of assistance, you must call 9-1-1 or use Marine VHF Radio Channel 16 to alert the U.S. Coast Guard.

If CHAT is not available, and you would like to learn more about Coast Guard eligibility requirements, there are several other ways you can get in touch with a recruiter through

  1. Call your nearest recruiting office.
  2. Email your nearest recruiting office.
    To protect your privacy, do not send Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or health-related issues or concerns through email!