Jason B. Ganem
Chief Maritime Enforcement Specialist
U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Office Vancouver 8109F NE Vancouver Mall Drive Vancouver, WA 98662
Desk: 360.699.1045 ext. 2104
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The Coast Guard was created after five separate federal services were combined: the U.S. Lighthouse Service, the Revenue Cutter Service, the Steamboat Inspection Service, Bureau of Navigation and the U.S. Lifesaving Service. In 1915, a congressional act combined the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service to form the Coast Guard. The Service was placed under the control of the Treasury Department until 1967, when an executive order transferred the Coast Guard to the newly formed Department of Transportation.
Currently, the Coast Guard operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime and under the Navy during wartime, or by special presidential order. In addition to protecting our nation's waterways, the approximately 40,000 active-duty members of the Coast Guard perform search and rescue, law enforcement and environmental cleanup operations.