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General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.


Recruiting Command talent search

Do you want to be featured in recruiting advertisement? The Recruiting Command is looking for a group of dedicated members who would like to appear in recruiting photos and videos. See the post for further details on how to apply!


U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Childhood obesity means fewer recruits

Department of Defense statistics show that 71 percent of 17-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. are not eligible for recruitment primarily because they are too overweight, poorly educated, or have a serious criminal record. This is a national security issue.


Capt. Robert Smith

‘Too good to be true?’

June 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative Program. CSPI is a fully funded scholarship program open to students of all races and ethnicities, which may pay up to two academic years of college tuition and books. While in the program, officer trainees are provided with valuable leadership, management, law enforcement, navigation and marine science skills and professional development training. Upon graduation from college, officer trainees attend Officer Candidate School and are commissioned as ensigns in the Coast Guard. In honor of this milestone, we highlight one of the program’s initial candidates, Capt. Robert Smith.


So you want to be a Coast Guard officer?

Each fiscal year, Coast Guard Recruiting Command offers 12 commissioning programs to bring competent leaders and specialists into the officer corps.


Caleb Gaudian (left) swears into service at a Military Entrance Processing Station.

Always Ready: The Gaudian Family

The Coast Guard is in his blood. Caleb Gaudian is a few weeks away from shipping to Coast Guard Basic Training. He won’t have much time in boot camp to ruminate on what brought him here, but his family history is rich with Coast Guard adventure.


Coast Guard Basic Training Interview Series

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go through Coast Guard bootcamp? Over the summer, five recruits were following through basic training at our Training Center in Cape May, NJ. You can watch their interviews and get a taste […]


Coast Guard Recruiters Need You!

Coast Guard Recruiters Need You! DoD’s Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies (JAMRS) office is looking for a few good Guardians (active and reserve) to tell recruitment-aged youth and their parents about their jobs and careers in the Coast Guard. […]


Were You “Born Ready”?

Post Written by Petty Officer Second Class Amir Lawal As the Coast Guard continues to expand its role in maritime and military activities so does the need to recruit more highly qualified individuals to join the service. This is where […]


Getting AND Keeping a Diverse Workforce

Between 1999 and 2008, the number of women in the Coast Guard climbed from about 12% to 17% and minority representation increased from about 12.5% to 17%. Sure, it’s good that we have an upward trend but the numbers are […]