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Why Join

The Coast Guard needs leaders who possess the leadership skills, knowledge, and strong moral character necessary to succeed and keep public trust.

Our officers embrace the highest ethical principles and the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. They also truly care about the personal and professional development of those they lead.

As a Coast Guard officer, you’ll gain experience in your choice of a variety of career paths such as aviation, afloat operations, response, prevention, and engineering, and cyber. You’ll also receive opportunities for advanced training and education.