Hungry for Change

Coast Guard renames Food Service Specialist rating to Culinary Specialist Blog post by CSCM Justin Reed, Culinary Specialist Rating Force Master Chief The Coast Guard last examined the identity of its culinary rating nearly two decades ago, when it changed […]


Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Garcia and Chief Petty Officer Dustin Webb make the mango chutney for the competition. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard battles way to second place in BBQ competition

During one particular weekend in Washington D.C., BBQ vendors line the streets in an annual competition that helps raise more than $1.5 million for various charity organizations throughout the National Capital Region. Team Coast Guard was comprised of the Coast Guard’s Food Service Program, Special Command Aide Program and Coast Guard Recruiters.