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United States Coast Guard

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United States Coast Guard
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Overview
FoundedCongress of the United States of America
Society
Notable MembersEnsign Wright
First Officer Bradley
Territory
HeadquartersPentagon (defunct)
Notable LocationsCoast Guard pier, Massachusetts
Relations and associations
ParentUnited States Armed Forces
 
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The United States Coast Guard was one of five branches of the United States Armed Forces.

Background

The Coast Guard was established in 1790 by the U.S. Congress, as the Revenue Marine. By the 1860s it became the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and arrived at the current designation after it was merged with the U.S. Life-Saving Service in 1915, subordinated to the Department of the Treasury. Since then, it became responsible for domestic maritime protection and law enforcement, targeting smugglers, drug traffickers, and aiding other uniformed services of the United States in the course of their duties.[1]

Organization

The Coast Guard operated numerous military bases organized under state branches of the Coast Guard (eg. the Commonwealth Coast Guard in Massachusetts), tracking down and pursuing criminals falling under their jurisdiction. The Coast Guard pier in the Boston metropolitan area is one example of such a military base.

References

  1. Real-world history and the scant few mentions in Fallout 4.