The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has a special status in the United States, as it is classified as a partial military force, but in peacetime under the Ministry of Homeland Security. Only in case of war such as World War II or the Vietnam War is it directly subordinate to the military.
Team's ranks of the US Coast Guard
- Seaman Recruit
- Seaman Apprentice
Seaman Recruit (1), Seaman Apprentice (2), Seaman (3)
Noncommissioned officer's ranks of the US Coast Guard
- Petty Officer Third Class
- Petty Officer Second Class
- Petty Officer First Class
- Chief Petty Officer
- Senior Chief Petty Officer
- Master Chief Petty Officer
- Command Master Chief Petty Officer
- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve
- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
Petty Officer Third Class (4), Petty Officer Second Class (5), Petty Officer First Class (6), Chief Petty Officer (7), Senior Chief Petty Officer (8), Master Chief Petty Officer (9), Command Master Chief Petty Officer (10), Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve (11), Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (12)
Warrant Officers of the US Coast Guard
- Chief Warrant Officer 2
- Chief Warrant Officer 3
- Chief Warrant Officer 4
Chief Warrant Officer 2 (13), Chief Warrant Officer 3 (14), Chief Warrant Officer 4 (15)
Officer's ranks of the US Coast Guard
- Lieutenant (junior grade)
- Lieutenant Commander
Ensign (16), Lieutenant (junior grade) (17), Lieutenant (18), Lieutenant Commander (19), Commander (20), Captain (21)
Generals of the US Coast Guard
- Rear Admiral (lh)
- Rear Admiral (uh)
- Vice Admiral
Rear Admiral (lh) (22), Rear Admiral (uh) (23), Vice Admiral (24), Admiral (25)
You can find the right literature here:
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue
It’s the winter of 1952 and a ferocious Nor’easter is pounding New England with howling winds and seventy-foot seas. Two oil tankers get caught in the violent storm off Cape Cod, its fury splitting the massive ships in two. Back on shore are four young Coast Guardsmen who are given a suicide mission. They must save the lives of the seamen left stranded in the killer storm, and they have to do it in a tiny lifeboat. The crew is led by Bernie Webber, who has to rely on prayer and the courage of his three crewmembers to pull off the impossible. As Webber and his crew sail into the teeth of the storm, each man comes to the realization that he may not come back alive. They’ve lost all navigation and have no idea where the stranded seaman are, and have no idea how to get back home. Whether by sheer luck or divine intervention, the crew stumbles upon the wounded ship in the darkness. More than thirty men appear at the railings of the SS Pendleton, all hoping to be saved. Once again, Webber and his crew face a daunting challenge. How can they rescue all these men with their tiny lifeboat?
Not Your Father's Coast Guard: The Untold Story of U.S. Coast Guard Special Forces
While the Coast Guard's many battles at sea in the War on Drugs are widely known, its participation in the ground offensive is not. Indeed, the Guard didn't just send its cutters to interdict narcotics-laden vessels attempting to bring their illicit cargo into Uncle Sam's territorial waters, it sent ground troops to foreign lands to train their forces and, when necessary, directly engage the enemy. But to create the type of force needed was no small task and would not be without tribulation, both from within and outside the organization. The road traveled to complete the mission was laden with obstacles. This is not a story about the Coast Guard you know, or think you know. Rather, this is a story about the other side, the side that history nearly forgot; not the standard, but the antithesis of standard. It is a story that will undoubtedly make even the most seasoned Coast Guardsmen question their understanding of the organization to which they belong. To be sure, "This is not your father's Coast Guard."
The Greatest Coast Guard Rescue Stories Ever Told
The Coast Guard’s rescue personnel are second to none, and Coast Guard air and sea rescue missions have been the subjects of celebrated newspaper accounts, books, and movies, including The Perfect Storm.
The Coast Guard is one of the nation's five military services, which exist to defend and preserve the United States. In The Greatest Coast Guard Rescue Stories Ever Told, the editor has pulled together some of the finest writings about air and sea rescues that capture readers imaginations, culled from books, magazines, and elsewhere. It is an unforgettable collection, and includes stories by Kathryn Miles, Eric Hartlep, Gerald Hoover, Martha Laguardia-Kotite, Geoffrey D. Reynolds, Kalee Thompson, H. Paul Jeffers, and many others.
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