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See this infographic from Veterans United Home Loans on military rankings for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines.

See this infographic from Veterans United Home Loans on military rankings for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines.

1942 U.S. Coast Guard ranks and rates of commissioned officers, warrant officers, and enlistedmen and women.

1942 U.S. Coast Guard ranks and rates of commissioned officers, warrant officers, and enlistedmen and women.

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, a National Security Cutter, makers her maiden arrival Charleston, S.C., Nov. 24, 2014. Hamilton is the first NSC to be stationed on the East Coast since the new class of cutters was established. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann)

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, a National Security Cutter, makers her maiden arrival Charleston, S.C., Nov. 24, 2014. Hamilton is the first NSC to be stationed on the East Coast since the new class of cutters was established. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann)

Young Jamaican origin, ranking Lieutenant U.S. Coast Guard, Jeanine is the first black American who has distinguished herself by becoming a pilot in the prestigious civil security unit of  United States Coast Guard . which made ​​her the first African-American civil pilot in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. She joined the Coast Guard in 2003 after its accreditation  Coast Guard Officer Candidate School .

Young Jamaican origin, ranking Lieutenant U.S. Coast Guard, Jeanine is the first black American who has distinguished herself by becoming a pilot in the prestigious civil security unit of United States Coast Guard . which made ​​her the first African-American civil pilot in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. She joined the Coast Guard in 2003 after its accreditation Coast Guard Officer Candidate School .

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets conduct a regimental review Oct. 12, 2012. The review was held to honor the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. The special guests of the review were Capt. Raymond W. Pulver, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, and Mr. John Johnson, president of OPSAIL Connecticut 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. #coastie #coastguard

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets conduct a regimental review Oct. 12, 2012. The review was held to honor the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. The special guests of the review were Capt. Raymond W. Pulver, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, and Mr. John Johnson, president of OPSAIL Connecticut 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. #coastie #coastguard

Inside the Coast Guard's rescue swimmer training program (Photo: Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert)

Inside the Coast Guard's rescue swimmer training program

Inside the Coast Guard's rescue swimmer training program (Photo: Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert)

This is an amazing program. Get tuition covered, get paid $2,200 a month to go to school, graduate and become a coast guard officer making 3,500 a month!

This is an amazing program. Get tuition covered, get paid $2,200 a month to go to school, graduate and become a coast guard officer making 3,500 a month!

MOBILE, Ala. - The crew of a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile hoists Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Foss and Luke Wiedeman as part of a search-and-rescue demonstration, Nov. 7, 2011. Crewmembers from ATC Mobile worked with the Mobile chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help Luke realize his dream of becoming a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann

MOBILE, Ala. - The crew of a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile hoists Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Foss and Luke Wiedeman as part of a search-and-rescue demonstration, Nov. 7, 2011. Crewmembers from ATC Mobile worked with the Mobile chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help Luke realize his dream of becoming a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann

ATLANTIC OCEAN - U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle crewmembers and Coast Guard Academy officer candidates climb down the rigging aboard Coast Guard Barque Eagle Sept. 15, 2012. Officer candidates spend two weeks aboard the Eagle during their 17-week school to further develop their seamanship, teamwork and leadership skills. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen) #coastie #coastguard

ATLANTIC OCEAN - U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle crewmembers and Coast Guard Academy officer candidates climb down the rigging aboard Coast Guard Barque Eagle Sept. 15, 2012. Officer candidates spend two weeks aboard the Eagle during their 17-week school to further develop their seamanship, teamwork and leadership skills. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen) #coastie #coastguard

Buddy Ebsen (actor). Joined the US Coast Guard in 1941, and was given the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. This wartime rank was one step up from the rank of Ensign, the usual rank given newly appointed naval officers in peacetime. Ebsen served as damage control officer and later as executive officer on the Coast Guard-manned Navy frigate USS Pocatello, which recorded weather at its “weather station” These patrols consisted of 30 days at sea, followed by 10 days in port in Seattle.

Buddy Ebsen (actor). Joined the US Coast Guard in 1941, and was given the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. This wartime rank was one step up from the rank of Ensign, the usual rank given newly appointed naval officers in peacetime. Ebsen served as damage control officer and later as executive officer on the Coast Guard-manned Navy frigate USS Pocatello, which recorded weather at its “weather station” These patrols consisted of 30 days at sea, followed by 10 days in port in Seattle.

The Coast Guard is the Best Guard

The Coast Guard is the Best Guard

[This is legit. I considered applying to Westpoint or Annapolis and my army vet dad wanted me to join Coast Guard. Watched The Perfect Storm, both parents were like, "Bless them for going after all the stupid people."]

Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conduct a practice formation flight around the Island of Oahu, March 4, 2016. The Dolphin aircrews along with an HC-130 Hercules aircrew practice proficiency with multiple aircraft flying at once. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)

Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conduct a practice formation flight around the Island of Oahu, March 4, 2016. The Dolphin aircrews along with an HC-130 Hercules aircrew practice proficiency with multiple aircraft flying at once. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., participates in the Parade of Sail as a crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small provides security for the event here, June 8, 2012. The Eagle’s primary mission is to train officer candidates and cadets before they enter the fleet as commissioned officers.

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., participates in the Parade of Sail as a crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small provides security for the event here, June 8, 2012. The Eagle’s primary mission is to train officer candidates and cadets before they enter the fleet as commissioned officers.