Components That Make Up Team Coast Guard

Friday, August 7, 2015

uscg2What are the components that make up Team Coast Guard?

The four parts of Team Coast Guard are the active duty, reserve, auxiliary, and civilians.

In addition, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime.

The Coast Guard can be transferred to the Department of the Navy during times of war by the President or Congress. It is unique among the U.S. military branches for having specific military and non-military marine safety/maritime law enforcement missions. United States Coast Guard personnel have served in every war from 1790 up to the War in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The United States Coast Guard is the oldest continuous seagoing service of the United States. Their roots began with the “Revenue Marine.” Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton headed the “Revenue Marine”, whose original purpose was that of a collector of customs duties in the nation’s seaports.  It was referred to as the Revenue-Marine, until July 1894 when it was officially renamed as the Revenue Cutter Service.

Today’s Coast Guard was formed from the merger of the Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life-Saving Service (an agency that grew out of private and local humanitarian efforts to save the lives of shipwrecked mariners and passengers). In terms of size, the U.S. Coast Guard by itself would rate in the top 20 of the world’s largest naval forces.

Below are some useful links to learn more about the components that make up…

TEAM COAST GUARD!

Links:

The U.S. Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil/

The U.S. Coast Guard Reserve: http://reserve.uscg.mil/

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: http://www.cgaux.org/

U.S. Coast Guard Officer & Enlisted Careers: http://www.gocoastguard.com/

Civilian Careers: http://www.uscg.mil/civilian/

U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft, Boats, and Cutters: http://www.uscg.mil/datasheet/

 


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