The United States Coast Guard is a very selective service. With only 38,000 active duty and 12,000 reserve personnel the US Coast Guard does more with less than any other service. The US Coast Guard performs more missions than all the other services which requires all members to be versatile and hardworking.
Requirements to Join the Coast Guard
Age - You must be between 17 to 27 for active duty and 17 to 39 for reserve duty. 17 year old recruits require parental consent.
Education - High School Diploma is required, however, sometimes a GED is accepted. There are also ASVAB minimum scores that must be met.