Old magazine ad for US Coast Guard recruitment. Circa 1978.
Maybe you thought catching smugglers, stopping poachers and saving lives only happens in the movies.
Wrong. Life in the Coast Guard is a lot better than a movie. It’s the real thing. You probably already know that the Coast Guard has a unique mission of saving lives and property. We do a lot of other unique things, too. We’re law enforcement officers, patrolling thousands of mile of America’s coastlines, on the lookout for narcotics smugglers.
We protect our national resources, keeping our new 200 mile fishery conservation zone from “poachers” who illegally fish our waters. These are big jobs, important jobs to our country and to the men and women who perform them. So are the other things we do. Working to prevent pollution of our waterways and coasts. Maintaining the lights and markers that guide ships. Promoting safety in recreational boating.
Helping others is helping yourself.
It’s not all hard work, though there’s plenty of that. In the Coast Guard, when your job is done and you’re off duty, your time is your own. You can get out of your uniform and into your own thing. The pay check you get (over $400 a month after basic training) goes a lot further. We pay for your uniforms, medical and dental care, and when quarters aren’t available, we provide an allowance for housing and meals. So most of your pay is yours to keep – or save towards a new car, stereo equipment, even college. And because we’re smaller than the other military services, your chances of being recognized are greater. Good performance earns rewards. Which means a bigger paycheck, a bigger job and a brighter future. It all adds up to something pretty exceptional. A meaningful job, with an exciting lifestyle attached. If you would like to be involved, see your local recruiter or call us toll free (800) 424-8883. Or send us the coupon below for more information.
HELP OTHERS. HELP YOURSELF. THE COAST GUARD
Coast Guard Opportunities, P.O. Box 1452, Scranton, Pa. 18501
Please send more information about the following Coats Guard Programs:
Regular Enlisted Coast Guard Reserve Coast Guard O.C.S. (College graduates only) Coast Guard Academy