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Careers and Outcomes

Graduate from the Coast Guard Academy and go directly to an exciting and rewarding career as a Coast Guard officer – leading people and managing resources.

Serving as a military officer is different than any other occupation. At graduation you earn a degree - and a commission. Your commission signifies the President’s “special trust and confidence” in your ability to act on behalf of the Nation. You are a leader of character, servant of the nation and unwavering defender of the Constitution.

Making a Difference Careers and Outcomes

Roles and Missions of the U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is unique among America’s military services. We are military – but we are also humanitarians. Built on a heritage of lifesaving, we protect those on the sea, we protect the nation against threats delivered by sea, and we protect the sea itself.

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