Unitit States Coast Guard

Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
Unitit States Coast Guard
Seal of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Active4 August 1790 – present
(232 years, 3 months)[1]
Kintra Unitit States o Americae
TeepCoast guard
SizeCeevilian 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(s)Semper Paratus
ColorsWhite, CG Blue, CG Red[4]             
Mairch"Semper Paratus"
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
DecorationsPresidential Unit Citation
Secretary o Homeland SecurityThe Honorable John F. Kelly
CommandantADM Robert J. Papp, Jr.
Vice CommandantVADM John Currier
Master Chief Petty OfficerMCPOCG Michael P. Leavitt
Racin StripeCGMark W.svg
Ensign (1953-present)Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
StaundartFlag of the United States Coast Guard.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 Julie 2013. Archived frae the original on 17 Mey 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. "Coast Guard Snapshot 2012" (PDF). United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 3 Februar 2013.
  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. Apryle 2011. pp. 3–1. COMDTINST M5200.14A. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 11 Februar 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2013.