Unitit States Coast Guard
The Unitit States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch o the Unitit States Airmed Forces an ane o the kintra's seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, militar, multi-mission service unique amang the U.S. militar branches for havin a maritime law enforcement mission (wi jurisdiction in baith domestic an internaitional watters) an a federal regulatory agency mission as pairt o its mission set. It operates unner the Depairtment o Homeland Security during peacetime, an can be transferred tae the Depairtment o the Navy bi the Preses at ony time, or bi Congress during time o war.
|Unitit States Coast Guard|
|Active||4 August 1790 – present|
(229 years, 6 months)
|Kintra||Unitit States o Americae|
|Size||Ceevilian employees: 8,722|
Active duty personnel: 42,190
Selectit Reservists: 7,899
|Pairt o||Depairtment o Homeland Security|
|Colors||White, CG Blue, CG Red|
War o 1812
American Ceevil War
Spainyie American War
Warld War I
Warld War II
Operation Sea Dragon III
Persian Gulf War
Operation Allied Force
Global War on Terrorism
War in Afghanistan
Operation Iraqi Freedom
|Decorations||Presidential Unit Citation|
|Secretary o Homeland Security||The Honorable John F. Kelly|
|Commandant||ADM Robert J. Papp, Jr.|
|Vice Commandant||VADM John Currier|
|Master Chief Petty Officer||MCPOCG Michael P. Leavitt|
- "When was the Coast Guard established?". Coast Guard History: Frequently Asked Questions. Coast Guard Historian's Office. 13 July 2013.
- "Coast Guard Snapshot 2012" (PDF). United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
- "Homeland Security Budget-in-Brief Fiscal Year 2009" (PDF). United States Department of Homeland Security. 2009. p. 53.
- "U.S. Coast Guard Heraldry" (PDF). United States Coast Guard. April 2011. pp. 3–1. COMDTINST M5200.14A.