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.
The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG) has challenged all Chiefs' Messes to support the Commandant's direction to maximize recruiting efforts.
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.
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.
- Encourage prospects to visit @GoCoastGuard on Facebook and Instagram.
- GoCoastGuard has a wealth of videos you can share on YouTube.
- A PowerPoint presentation is available on SharePoint to download and use: CG 101 (CAC required).
See presentation notes for delivery tips.
- Why Join/Average Day Handout
- Enlisted Careers Handout
- Download a How-to Guide for tips on recruiting.