The predecessor to the United States Coast Guard was the Revenue Cutter Service. It was established in 1790 by Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. Its primary mission was to crack down on piracy and, while at sea doing that, to help vessels in distress. After the U. S. bought Alaska from Russia in 1867, the U. S. placed a tariff on harvested seals in order to help pay the $7 million cost of acquiring "Seward's Folly." Gold had not yet been discovered in Alaska. Therefore, the tax on the seal harvest was the greatest money maker at the time. Two Revenue Cutter Service ships bore the name of Treasury Secretary Richard Rush (1825 - 1829). The first one was tasked with catching seal poachers. With the Rush on the lookout, poachers would often exclaim, "Let's get there before the Rush!"
It came from a ship that was named "Rush" that was sent to Alaska every year to help stop the over harvesting of seals. So the hunters of the seals would try to get to the hunting grounds before the Rush arrived. Thus the saying "Get there before the Rush."
The predecessor to the United States Coast Guard was the Revenue Cutter Service. It was established in 1790 by Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. Its primary mission was to crack down on piracy and, while at sea doing that, to help vessels in distress. After the U. S. bought Alaska from Russia in 1867, the U. S. placed a tariff on harvested seals in order to help pay the $7 million cost of acquiring "Seward's Folly." Gold had not yet been discovered in Alaska, so the tax on the seal harvest was the greatest money maker at the time. Two Revenue Cutter Service ships bore the name of Treasury Secretary Richard Rush (1825 - 1829). The first one was tasked with catching seal poachers. With the Rush on the lookout, poachers would often exclaim, "Let's get there before the Rush!"
18 or 17 with your parents permission.
If you go to the follow military website (set-up by the gov.), and put in the O3 grade, which is an officer's grade, you will see that the salary reaches well into the 80k region with only a few yrs. of experience.
The origins of the Coast Guard go back to Alexander Hamilton recommending to Congress to create an agency to protect the fledgling United States' maritime commerce from the British. American commercial vessels were heavily preyed upon by pirates and British privateers. In 1790, Congress authorized the creation of the Revenue Cutter Service and the building of about a dozen cutters. in 1848, local humanitarian effects and other private interests came together into a government agency called the United States Life Saving Service. This agency set up life saving stations throughout the country that utilized small boats and lyle guns to rescue shipwreck victims. In 1915, these two agencies were combined to create the modern day Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard was just a pirvate thing along time ago to save people when ships wrecked in storms. they used row boats and men with oars. The government decided to take over this and now we have the U.S. Coast Guard.
Here is the system used in the U.S. Coast Guard, listed in order of increasing rank.http://site1.wikianswers.com/templates/icons/qr.gif)" style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px"> Enlisted Ranks
1. E1 Seaman Recruit, after bootcamp becomes...
2. E2 Seaman/Fireman Apprentice, after time in grade and testing becomes...
3. E3 Seaman/ Fireman
4. E4 Petty Officer, 3rd Class
5. E5 Petty Officer, 2nd Class
6. E6 Petty Officer, 1st Class
7. E7 Chief Petty Officer
8. E8 Senior Chief Petty Officer
9. E9 Master Chief Petty Officer
10. W2 Chief Warrant Officer (The Coast Guard doesn't use W1 or W5.
11. W3 Chief Warrant Officer (CWO-3)
12. W4 Chief Warrant Officer (CWO-4)
14. Ensign (O-1)
15. Lieutenant-JG (O-2)
16. Lieutenant (O-3)
17. Lt. Commander (O-4)
18. Commander (O-5)
19. Captain (O-6)
20. Rear Admiral (O-7)
21. Vice Admiral (O-8)
22. Admiral (O-9)
23. Admiral (O-10)
Yes, it is part of the military ( along with the Army, Navy, Air Force and, Marines ) and all members of the Coast Guard are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It is one of seven (yes there are seven) uniformed services. It is organized under the Department of Homeland Security, but become part of the Department of the Navy during wartime or when the President deems so. The other two Uniformed Services are the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps.
The Coast Guard is important to us because when boaters or rafters are stuck out in the middle of no where or in distress the Coast Guard are the ones that go out an save people. While the Navy, Marines, Army, and Air Force are unable to do so.
Who, and or what, do you mean by "old gaurd." This term can be applied to many organizations around the world, in all walks of life. More specificity in your questions will yield a clearer, more correct answer.
The highest rank in the Coast Guard is the Commandant, who holds the rank of Admiral (abbreviated ADM) and is in pay grade O-10. Admiral rank insignia is four stars. Other admiral ranks include Rear Admiral Lower Half (RDML/three stars/O-9), Rear Admiral Upper Half (RADM/two stars/O-8), and Vice Admiral (VADM/one star/O-7).
They guard the coast.
There is no good answer to your question. You should cal a recruiter. They will have the the current and correct requirements and answers to all of your questions. Having said that, to enlist you need to be in good health, under 29 years old, and a high school graduate. There are many, many more requirements, some of which are firm, and some of which can be waived under certain circumstances.
When you turn 28 years old you can not join the Air Force.
A coastline is important because it acts like a barrier to where we live and the sea starts and finishes. Coastal Defence protects our chalk cliffs because some cliffs aren't stable if they have roads on top of them. Also like on Kings gate Bay (edge of Thanet) has grass at the bottom of the cliffs to keep them stable. :)
yes. after school
17 years old with parental consent to enlist as a trainee. As a trainee you enter boot camp, and after boot camp you achieve the rank Seaman Apprentice. There is a 4 to 6 year service requirement for Apprentices.
21 years old is the requirement for direct enrollment.
When the grounded vessel or crew is in immediate danger.
The United States Coast Guard operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime. However, it can be transferred to the U.S. Department of the Navy by the U.S. President at any time, or by the U.S. Congress during times of war.
Five reasons that the atmosphere are important are that the atmosphere helps protect us from the sun, provides the oxygen we need, helps to keep all the elements we need to survive in the air close to the earth, it helps bounce harmful rays away from the planet, protects us from space debris.
trading and lifes of others that had to live in one small tent made that happen with all life back then