This is my uniform. You don't have to enlist to join the U.S. Coast Guard. A workforce of over 9,500 civilians provide essential services in diverse business and technical fields while enjoying superior workplace training and excellent federal benefits in positions located across the U.S. There are over 200 series within the civilian workforce including, but are not limited to: computers/IT, economics/finance, engineering, marine safety, law, medicine, procurement, contract management, security/intelligence, trades/craft/labor, and vessel traffic management.

 

Today, the Coast Guard will:

  • conducts 45 search and rescue cases;
  • saves 15 lives;
  • saves over $1.2M in property;
  • seizes 874 pounds of cocaine and 214 pounds of marijuana;
  • conducts 57 waterborne patrols of critical maritime infrastructure;
  • interdicts 17 illegal migrants;
  • escorts 5 high-capacity passenger vessels;
  • conducts 24 security boardings in and around U.S. ports;
  • screens 360 merchant vessels for potential security threats prior to arrival in U.S. ports;
  • conducts 14 fisheries conservation boardings;
  • services 82 buoys and fixed aids to navigation;
  • investigates 35 pollution incidents;
  • completes 26 safety examinations on foreign vessels;
  • conducts 105 marine inspections;
  • investigates 14 marine casualties involving commercial vessels; and
  • facilitates movement of $8.7B worth of goods and commodities through the Nation’s Maritime Transportation System.