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  1. Idzak

    Idzak Member

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    Unrelated to any earlier posts please help me some definitions.
    • Service academies require service therefore the name.
    • Military services are Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force?
    • Armed services are above plus Coast Guard?
    • Uniformed services are above plus USPHS and NOAA?
    What have I missed?
     
  2. AF6872

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    A lot.
     
  3. Idzak

    Idzak Member

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    It was a honest question that I really was hoping some one could answer.
     
  4. AF6872

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    http://www.usphs.gov/

    http://www.noaa.gov/

    What was the question regarding service academy's? Coast Guard has abbility to arrest as they should and they do a great job. United States Public Health Service gets to wear Uniforms. NOAA does some great work but they have no authority other than prediction and experimentation. Haven't seen a lot of NOAA uniforms wandering aeound Woods Hole.
     
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  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Service academies are: U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy.

    The military services are Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

    The Armed FORCES are Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard

    The Uniformed Services are the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Athmospheric Administration

    The Army, Marine Corps and Air Force have the same naming system for officer ranks.

    The Navy, Coast Guard, Public Health Service and NOAA have the same naming system for officer ranks.

    So... you got a few things wrong, but not horrible.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    NOAA has police. They enforce fisheries laws (and drive 1/c cadets from their cutters to airports!)

    The Coast Guard was, at one time, called the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (and the Coast Guard Academy was called the Revenue Cutter Service School of Instruction), was renamed in 1915 as the Revenue Cutter Service was combined with the U.S. Lighthouse Service.

    14 U.S.C. 1 established the Coast Guard as a military service and member of the Armed Forces at all times...

    14 U.S.C. 89 established the Coast Guard as a federal law enforcement agency.
     
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  7. Idzak

    Idzak Member

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    LITS, thanks for the prompt and clear reply.

    "The military services are Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

    The Armed FORCES are Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard"

    I'm wondering about the subtle differences between military services and armed forces. Thanks.
     
  8. AF6872

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    Didn't know NOAA had had arrest authority. Thought only with Coast Guard on board. NOAA has uniforms? The things we don't know unless we are there.
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I'm not saying it's robust... but they have some guys. I have a little NOAA badget patch from our friend. My classmate and I were 1/c on USCGC ACTIVE. A NOAA investigator was onboard. We pulled into Newport, OR and the NOAA guy drove us to the airport (our flight was the next day so we slept at his house with his wife and kid, fun times).

    IRS has cops, USPS has cops.... lots and lots o' agencies have law enforcement arms. They all come together in DC just to confuse you.
     
  10. AF6872

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    Confusion is right! Jurisdiction is the real problem! Who gets the collar!
     

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