My Coast Guard

Here's why Sector San Diego is the best place to work

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Editor's note: This article is part of an occasional series spotlighting great Coast Guard units. Here's all the info you need to submit your own unit.


Sector San Diego is: at the forefront of protecting our Nation's southwest maritime border. 

What we do: THIS UNIT DOES EVERYTHING! From Vessel Inspections and Aids-to-Navigation, to Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue, as well as all of the support from Admin, Medical, Logistics, and the Reserves that we need to successfully accomplish our missions, we do it all right here! There isn't a single person at this unit who doesn't contribute to saving lives, preventing casualties, and responding when casualties do happen. 

Why it's fulfilling: The camaraderie felt across each department and tenant unit drives our success; our tight-knit team is rewarded every time we successfully complete a mission.

Why it's great to live here: San Diego has so much to offer culturally and geographically. From endless outdoor activities and idyllic weather, to diverse cuisines and culture, there are plenty of reasons people never want to leave!

What we do for fun: Every beach activity you can think of! Not to mention surfing, skating, hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, golfing, and enjoying the fantastic global dishes at local eateries!

Best-kept secret: If you get up early, you can snowboard in the morning and then catch an epic sunset surf session the very same day. Only in San Diego!