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Why Join

Gain Responsibility

Your crew will depend on your leadership to succeed. If you’re ready to step up, you’ll find a role in the Coast Guard with real responsibility and the chance to change, and save, lives.

See Real Results

The Coast Guard’s missions make a difference in the lives of every American. Our country’s economic lifeblood flows through the commercial waterways you’ll maintain. The Coast Guard defends our coastlines from threats, protects our environmental resources, and responds to crises at sea.

Discover Your Best Self

In the Coast Guard, you’ll develop the confidence and the skills to tackle whatever’s next in your journey—and make lifelong friendships along the way.