Which one of the Coast Guard Jobs is right for you?
Unlike the other military branches, the coast guard falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security not the Department of Defense. This gives the coast guard the unique mission protecting and safeguarding our maritime borders. The Coast Guard has numerous responsibilities with the primary being maritime law enforcement. It is the lead agency for maritime drug interdiction and shares the air interdiction responsibilities with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
There are over 38,000 active duty members with dozens of different exciting careers. Almost everything you will learn in the Coast Guard will carry over to the civilian workforce. For example, if you are looking for a broad range of skills you could choose to be a Boatswain’s mate (BM), which are capable of performing almost any task in connection with deck maintenance, small boat operations, navigation, and supervising all personnel assigned to a ship’s deck force or shore unit. Coast Guard jobs can translate into a civilian career as a Marina operator/supervisor, ship pilot, port manager, tugboat crewman and many more.
Before you make any decision, explore all the different Coast Guard job opportunities. You must remember that the job you choose will be the job you have for your entire contract so take your time and explore all of your options. Not all jobs are available to everyone; some jobs require you to meet physical and/or mental/educational standards.
Don’t worry about this now; your recruiter will help you narrow down your options after you have completed the ASVAB test. For now, follow the link below and come up with a list of ten jobs that you find interesting.
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Once you have completed your list you are ready to Contact a Recruiter