So, currently I am in the process of applying to USMA (I'm pretty much done, all I have left is my CFA). It has been my first choice for a while and I hadn't really considered CGA (although I have considered USNA and USAFA). Now, my goal was to go to USMA, do my commitment, and then go into law enforcement afterwards. Recently, I discovered that if one wants to go into law enforcement (especially Federal law enforcement) then one would do better to go into the Coast Guard because Coast Guard Officer, Warrant Officers, and Petty Officers are technically members of the Dept of Homeland Security and have federal law enforcement status. My question is, once you have been commissioned as a CG Officer, how much law enforcement experience do you actually get? Or, is it up to you whether you're doing primarily law enforcement or SAR? Also, is it a bad idea to apply to CGA expecting to preform law enforcement duties as a CG Officer when you graduate? Thanks in advance for any help, TheKnight.