Pros: the training, the retirement, medical care, support, get to see different part of the world
Cons: long hours from time to time, moving every 2 to 3 years, being away from family
A typical day in the Coast Guard could vary from command to command. The works hours were usually 40 hours but from time to time it could be more. I learned most of my work experience and my degree while I was on active duty. The management varied from command to command but overall was very good. My co-works always came through in times of need and I have met people from many countries. The hardest part of the job was to work for 2 to 3 days at a time with little to no sleep. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting so many people and being able to help so many along the way.