- Enlist in the Coast Guard: In order to join the Coast Guard, you must not only meet the qualification criteria, but also meet a "whole person" evaluation. You must sincerely desire to serve your country and develop your leadership and professional potential.
- Coast Guard Reserve: As a Coast Guard Reservist, you will be working side by side with full-time Coast Guardsmen. No matter what mission, you'll typically serve two days a month and two weeks a year at a base near your home.
- Coast Guard Academy:The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is proud to educate leaders of a multi-mission, maritime military force. Following graduation, newly commissioned ensigns report for duty aboard cutters and at sector offices in ports nationwide.