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Upon graduation from the Coast Guard Academy, you will go directly to an exciting and rewarding career as a Coast Guard officer—making a difference for people, the environment, and our country.
At graduation you will earn a degree—and a commission. Your commission signifies the President of the United States’ “special trust and confidence” in your ability to act on behalf of all Americans. You are a leader of character, a servant of the nation, and an unwavering defender of the Constitution.
You are more than a college graduate. You are ready to serve as a military officer in one of America’s—and the world’s—most important organizations. From there, you will be ready to embark on a successful career in a range of professional opportunities.
CAREERS AND OUTCOMES
You’ll begin your career as an Ensign. You’ll make a difference every day serving your country, humanity and those in need.
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.