• 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...