The United States Coast Guard is a great service to work in, and the Operations Specialist is a command and control career right in the thick of things. You ware involved in dealing with law enforcement, command and control, and combat information center operations. You will even work in Search and Rescue operations. The Operations Specialists in the Coast Guard work in tactical computer systems, and operate satellite and other equipment.
The different systems incorporate global positioning, electronic charting, and satellite and navigation communications. It allows identifications, real time tracking, and target acquisition. The Coast Guard operations specialist works with case management, operations and different utilized tools. You will work with state of the art equipment, and interacting crewmembers using old-fashioned teamwork to perform different missions that the Coast Guard regularly engages in. Coast Guard Operations Specialists deal with many different parts of missions, and can be stationed at any location that the Coast Guard is present, including Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and overseas. A Coast Guard Operations specialist works with a variety of skill sets to perform their duty stations, aboard Cutters, shore stations and other vessels in the Coast Guard Arsenal. They work to use their professional and tactical knowledge in operations centers, and communications centers at many different locations around the world. The United States Coast Guard Operations Specialist works with other members of other services, and members of other federal agencies. They work with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and decision makers from many other facilities. Operations specialists receive extensive training in search and rescue operations, communications, and navigation. They use equipment and computers that are state of the art to perform the high state of operational mission tempo, and military readiness.
Coast Guard Combat Information Specialists are normally commissioned officers, but at times Senior Enlisted members can work in this billet. The Coast Guard normally has a Coast Guard Operations Specialist on most large vessels, and they are experts at navigation and other operations duties. A candidate for Coast Guard Combat Information should have normal hearing and vision, and have above average math ability. They are proficient in organization and operational tempo missions that are performed by the Coast Guard. The careers that are open to former Coast Guard Operations Specialists include civilian Emergency Operations Center Careers, and overall Civilian emergency coordination of services careers.