Unitit States Coast Guard

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Unitit States Coast Guard
US-CoastGuard-Seal.svg
Active 4 August 1790 – present
(223 years, 8 months)[1]
Kintra Banner o Unitit States Unitit States o Americae
Type Coast guard
Size Ceevilian employees: 8,722
Active duty personnel: 42,190
Selectit Reservists: 7,899
Auxiliary: 32,156
244 cutters
1,850 boats
204 aircraft[2][3]
Pairt o Depairtment o Homeland Security
Motto Semper Paratus
Colors White, CG Blue, CG Red[4]             
Mairch "Semper Paratus"
Engagements Quasi-War
War o 1812
Seminole Wars
Mexican-American War
American Ceevil War
Spainyie American War
Warld War I
Warld War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Operation Sea Dragon III
Persian Gulf War
Operation Allied Force
Global War on Terrorism
War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Anti-piracy operations
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation
Commanders
Secretary o Homeland Security The Honorable Rand Beers (Actin)
Commandant ADM Robert J. Papp, Jr.
Vice Commandant VADM John Currier
Master Chief Petty Officer MCPOCG Michael P. Leavitt
Insignia
Racin Stripe CGMark W.svg
Ensign (1953-present) Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Staundart USCG Parade Flag.svg

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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "When was the Coast Guard established?". Coast Guard History: Frequently Asked Questions. Coast Guard Historian's Office. 13 July 2013. 
  2. "Coast Guard Snapshot 2012" (PDF). United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  3. "Homeland Security Budget-in-Brief Fiscal Year 2009" (PDF). United States Department of Homeland Security. 2009. p. 53. 
  4. "U.S. Coast Guard Heraldry" (PDF). United States Coast Guard. April 2011. pp. 3–1. COMDTINST M5200.14A.