Pros: flying everyday, helping people, saving lives, being proud of what you do
Cons: in the aviation world, advancement is terrible, huge amounts of responsibility without the financial reward
To the core, the USCG is in my opinion one of the greatest organizations on the face of the earth. I can't express in words how amazing it is to be surrounded by an entire community of individuals who's primary goal in life is to help people. I'll probably never enjoy a job as much as I did the USCG.