This is my uniform. As a civilian in the U.S. Coast Guard, I provide essential services in diverse business and technical fields while enjoying superior workplace training and excellent federal benefits. You don't have to enlist to join the U.S. Coast Guard. In fact, a large number of our most important roles are not military or seagoing in nature. They are staffed by civilians; over 7,000 of them and growing, in over 100 locations across the country.

Today, the Coast Guard will:
  • Save 15 lives
  • Assist 117 people in distress
  • Protect $2.8 million in property
  • Interdict 15 illegal migrants at sea
  • Conduct 90 search and rescue cases
  • Seize $21 million worth of illegal drugs
  • Board and inspect 122 vessels
  • Monitor the transit of 2,557 commercial ships through U.S. ports