The Coast Guard mainly operates within the U.S. and its waterways, whereas the Navy’s missions require its personnel, vessels and aircraft to travel all around the world.
Does the Coast Guard go overseas?
Coast Guard personnel can be called upon to serve overseas during time of national emergency or on routine deployments of cutters overseas. In fact, Coast Guard personnel have served in every major conflict including Desert Storm and the Iraq war.
Does the Coast Guard do anything?
The Coast Guard is the nation’s oldest continuous seagoing service with responsibilities including search and rescue (SAR), maritime law enforcement (MLE), aids to navigation (ATON), ice breaking, environmental protection, port security and military readiness.
What is the Coast Guard age limit?
Age Limits for Enlisting
You must be at least 17 to enlist in any branch of the active military. The oldest you can be to enlist for active duty in each branch is: Coast Guard: 31. Marines: 28.
What disqualifies you from joining the Coast Guard?
You will undergo a credit check. You with have to pass security clearance check. You will have to pass a criminal record review. (2nd and 3rd degree misdemeanors and or felony convictions disqualify you from joining the US Coast Guard)
How much does the Coast Guard pay?
All active-duty enlisted members entering the Coast Guard start out making approximately $20,000 annually. This is just basic pay. Members may also be entitled to other allowances depending on their status.