Coast Guard featured in ‘So You Want My Job’

Aviation Maintenance Technician First Class Adam Sustachek explains to The Art of Manliness blog readers why the Coast Guard is a great place to work. (Photo courtesy of AMT1 Adam Sustachek)

Aviation Maintenance Technician First Class Adam Sustachek explains to The Art of Manliness blog readers why the Coast Guard is a great place to work. Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Sustachek.

Three years ago, a new blog hit the webosphere aimed at “uncovering the lost art of being a man.” According to the husband and wife team who run the The Art of Manliness, “it features articles on helping men be better husbands, better fathers, and better men.” Earlier this week, the blog featured the Coast Guard in its series ‘So You Want My Job.’

“Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream.

Well we’ve covered the Air Force, the Army, the Navy and the Marines. Today we finally round out our tour of the armed forces by featuring a Coastie. Adam Sustachek offers us an inside look at life in the US Coast Guard. Thanks for the awesome interview, Adam!”

While the AMT rate is a great opportunity for men to embrace their manliness, the Coast Guard prides itself on making all of our jobs equally available to women. (Photo by Petty Officer First Class CC Clayton, U.S. Coast Guard.)

While the AMT rate is a great opportunity for men to embrace their 'manliness,' the Coast Guard prides itself on making all of our careers equally available to women. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class CC Clayton, U.S. Coast Guard.

The folks over at The Art of Manliness chose Aviation Maintenance Technician 1st Class Adam Sustachek from Air Station Sitka to represent the service and talked to him about what it’s like to be a member of a search and rescue helicopter crew in one of the most challenging areas of responsibility in the Coast Guard.

Click here to read So You Want My Job: Coast Guard Helicopter Flight Mechanic.

Bravo Zulu to The Art of Manliness blog for highlighting one of the Coast Guard’s best jobs … And by the way, the AMT rate is a great job for Coast Guard women too!


  • LTJG Kristen Jaekel

    I am so honored to say that I had the opportunity to be stationed with Adam and learn so much from him when I was a flight mech. He is a true professional and a fine Coast Guardsmen. Job well done brother.

  • Zinnia

    Congratulations to Adam on being chosen for this elite group. He has a very dangerous job. I sure am proud we have personnel such as Adam willing to get the job done under all circumstances.