I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time
Military pay and ample benefits.
None to be concerned for.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at US Coast Guard.
Met with a recruiter, I took the ASVAB test, a physical, and I swore an oath to the United States. All very simple no special skills required, just a desire to serve the Coast Guard.
Be prepared visit www.gocoastguard.com to review what life in the Coast Guard is like prior to visiting with a recruiter. Make sure you have your documents in order ssn card, birth cert, and drivers license.