U.S. Coast Guard Organization and Missions

January 2005
Sea Power;Jan2005, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p113
The article presents information on the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Coast Guard is a military, multimission, maritime service within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the five U.S. armed services. The service's core roles are to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic and security interests on international waters, along U.S. coasts, and in U.S. ports and waterways. The Coast Guard operates along 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline, throughout 3.4 million square miles of exclusive economic zones, in 361 domestic ports and in maritime regions of importance to the United States around the world.


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