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US Coast Guard Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
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    Made many friends and had life experiences that otherwise would have been impossible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reserve ET2 in Lake Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Reserve ET2 in Lake Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get in shape, make really good friends, travel to places you normally couldn't. I lived in California for 10 months in my time in the Coast Guard. Coming from the midwest, I wouldn't have otherwise been able to go there.

    Cons

    The service is constantly changing policy, so depending on your job, you will constantly be adapting to the new rules. This could also be viewed as a pro if you like the idea of constantly doing things in a new way. Time away from family was the biggest drawback, missed weddings and holidays. Even then, it wasn't too bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in the lower ranks more. When there are too may managers, they start to change things just to justify their own job position. It causes friction at the unit.

    Merge the reserve retirement program with the active duty to give the incentive for people to transfer to SELRES to unblock the path for advancement. Have a specific training program for the reserves, because they come out of A school having no idea what their actual purpose is. Bring back tuition assistance.

    And create an ET to warrant officer direct commission engineer program.

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US Coast Guard Interviews

Updated Oct 18, 2014
Updated Oct 18, 2014

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    Master Chief Petty Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    No interview process, rank is achieved through recommendations of your command, technical tests, service wide exams, evaluations, and time in service. Depending on your specialty will determine the number of Master Chief positions that are available, in my specialty there are only eight Master Chiefs in the entire Coast Guard.

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US Coast Guard Awards & Accolades

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Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008

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Website www.uscg.mil
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1790
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) guards the public, the environment, and the economic and security interests of the US. One of the country's five armed services, the USCG is uniquely empowered to enforce military and humanitarian policies and civilian law in maritime regions. It operates in international waters, US coastal waters, ports, and inland waterways. Its primary roles consist of promoting maritime safety, supporting national defense, providing maritime security, protecting natural resources, and facilitating maritime transport and commerce. The USCG is part of... More

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