Good hard work, long days, but the best job ever.
Senior Chief Damage Controlman (Current Employee) – all over the US – April 20, 2016
If you like to make a difference in your country and you like good hard work, then the Coast Guard (CG) is the best job ever. I have loved my 22 years and would not give up any of them for any other job. The only hard part is the time spent away from home and family. The pay and benefits cannot be beat and you hold your job security in your own hands (they won’t fire you unless you cannot follow the rules). The CG has some of the best senior enlisted and officers in the US military. The CG lives by its core values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty so the culture I’ve lived in for the last 22 years boles down to “there are no men or women, blacks, whites, or any other shade of human in the CG. We are all just Coasties, and I have been proud to serve next to these fine upstanding American.
Long hours and lots of time away from home.