Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by A299, Nov 22, 2015.
Just curious as to what combat positions females can hold in the Coast Guard?
All positions in the Coast Guard are open to women, but there are very few positions "in combat" these days.
So the "War on Drugs" doesn't count?
Not unless they make a medal for it...
You could join the Army. More combat there....
All roles in the Coast Guard have been open to women for years... the announcement was met by a resounding "meh" throughout the fleet.... Just business as usual.
Then again, the Coast Guard is usually ahead of the curve.
No none of the positions are closed to women. As far as combat goes women can become boarding officers which involves weapons training and shoot houses and all that and then some boarding officers get picked up for TACLET if they're really good. Don't forget that the rescue swimmer program is pretty intense too and has some women in it too.
Officers aren't rescue swimmers. And a TACLET isn't often what we'd think of as "combat".
That is true! Don't show up to CGA wanting to become a rescue swimmer only to find out AST (rescue swimmer) is an enlisted position.
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