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Working at US Coast Guard

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 ... Read more

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    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to move up rank early in your career.
    Great benefits.
    Multiple job opportunities.
    Travel the world.

    Cons

    Bottleneck advancement after a few years.
    Many jobs have an uneven workload.

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US Coast Guard Photos

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US Coast Guard photo of: USCGC Midgett
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US Coast Guard photo of: Halibut Fishing in the Bering Sea
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US Coast Guard Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at US Coast Guard.

    Interview

    Met with the Recruiter several times. I scored high on the ASVAB so that helps to have more job selection. I had to make sure all my affairs were in order as I could be stationed anywhere in the world.

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US Coast Guard Awards & Accolades

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

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