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 gocoastguard.com:
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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.