Welcome back to the our channel for a feature on the intense training the Coast Guard and Marines undergo, including swim and rescue and fast roping. The coast guard doesn’t get enough credit, they are bad ass and America’s first line of defense. I’m thankful for my coastguard brothers and sisters. After graduating high school I was planning to join the USCG but was offered and accepted a job at my hometown fire department (I later also achieved paramedic certification). I enjoyed my career but sometimes I wonder "what if" Over the years I have contact with the CG inspectors during PSC all over the US, always kind and professional, however I noted a decline in the inspectors military manners, their dress , the way they carry themselves, not very presentable, with cowboy boots, dirty overall, with uscg logo peeling from the overall fabric, weak technical knowledge, officers that don't look the part, and enlisted that lookalike they are asking themselves "why I am here".