10 Facts About Coast Guard

1. On 17 October 2007, the Coast Guard joined with the US Navy and US Marine Corps to adopt a new maritime strategy called A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower that raised the notion of prevention of war to the same philosophical level as the conduct of war.

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2. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the US military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set.

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3. The Coast Guard has authorized a total of 43 battle streamers, which are attached to the Coast Guard standard, replacing cords and tassels.

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4. The Coast Guard was referred to as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service throughout the late 18th and the 19th centuries.

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5. In 1941, the Coast Guard hired its first civilian women to serve in secretarial and clerical positions.

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6. The Coast Guard consists of four area commands, as the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and adjacent straits, the Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.

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7. In Japan, the Japan Coast Guard is under the oversight of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and is responsible for the protection the coast-lines and islands of Japan.

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8. Besides the Poti-based force, the Coast Guard includes a special counter-terrorist Detachment.

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9. Under the law, the commander of the Coast Guard is a Navy officer who is appointed and relieved of duty by the President of the Republic at the government's proposal.

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10. The Coast Guard will monitor vessels sailing in the Croatian territorial waters.

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