There are many different responsibilities which are unique to the United States Coast Guard. In general the jobs of those in this branch of the United States military are involved with protecting the nation from foreign invasion as well as protection from those who want to commit illegal activities. One of the most important points to protect are the ports which are used for incoming vessels. This is why the job of the US Coast Guard Port Security Specialist is so important.
What You Will Do
You will be in charge of working with the rest of the different kinds of port security specialists to make sure that nothing illegal is being brought into the country. You will also be in charge of general law enforcement as it applies to the kinds of criminal activity you might expect anywhere else in the country including illegal drug handling activities. You will help to discover and investigate different types of illegal activity and to take action against those behaving in an illegal manner.
Get the Training
In order to make sure that you know what you are doing, you will go through PS school in Yorktown, VA. Here you will learn everything you will need to know about providing port security and protecting the nation from any kind of terrorist activity like smuggling weapons or personnel into the country.