The Coast Guard exists so that the United States may use the seas safely, fully, securely, and wisely. Rather than a straight forward humanitarian focus, the Coast Guard has a complex purpose from which all its maritime roles and mission flow. The service needs a program to strengthen internal cohesion and identification with security, safety, and navel warfare.
We Are Lifesavers, Guardians, and Warriors
By Captain Bruce Stubbs, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)