The United States is a maritime nation. Its Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and maritime industry have a long, proud history of supporting and defending the nation’s economic and national security interests in peacetime and in war. The Coast Guard today is on the front lines of homeland defense at home and globally. As it always has, the Merchant Marine provides the backbone of the U.S. economic engine, the means to deliver warfighters to the fight, and a ready source for Navy officers and enlisted should the need arise.
Establish a Maritime War College
By Captain Buck McDermott, U.S. Navy Reserve