The Guardian Ethos
I am America’s Maritime Guardian.
I serve the citizens of the United States.
I will protect them.
I will defend them.
I will save them.
I am their Shield.
For them I am Semper Paratus.
I live the Coast Guard Core Values.
I am a Guardian.
We are the United States Coast Guard.
"[T]he Ethos ... defines the essence of the Coast Guard and could be viewed as the contract the Coast Guard and its members make with the nation and its citizens."
- Admiral Thad Allen, 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard (2006-2010)
A few of the images shot my first 3 months "on the job" with the USCG...