Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast GuardE-9 Chief Petty Officer (Special), U.S. Coast Guard
History of the Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast Guard Rank
The first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Charles L Calhoun, was appointed on 1 August 1969.
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History of the Coast Guard
The Coast Guard has changed names several times over its 200+ year history, but it is largely the same organization as it was in 1790 as the Revenue Marine. Uniforms, culture, and professions are very similar to the Navy, but the mission is different. While the Navy ensures freedom of navigation internationally, the Coast Guard does so for our nation's coasts through vessel inspections, law enforcement, drug and migrant interdiction, maintenance of navigation aids, environmental protection and research, ice operations, and search-and-rescue. Sailors of the Navy and Coast Guard have a high respect for each other, knowing that one can do what the other cannot.