No matter what your position is in the United States Coast Guard, it is expected that you will want to eat. This is not only because you want to keep your strength up. After all, food is necessary in order to survive. This is why the US Coast Guard allows every personnel member to have at least three full meals every day. This is also why the job of the food service specialist is so important to the overall mission of the US Coast Guard.
What You Will Do
Depending on your skill level and preferences, you will work in either making sure that personnel members in training, on land bases, or aboard the vessels are given nutritious meals every day. You will cook either in large quantities to be used in mess halls for enlisted personnel or you will cook individually in the officer dining facilities which are designed to be more like a regular restaurant.
Get the Training
Making sure you know how to cook well is a top priority for the US Coast Guard. This is why you will be able to choose between going through twelve weeks of ?A? School Training in Petaluma, CA or you can choose to get started right away with on the job training. Either way, you will learn all of the skills you will need to help keep the troops fed. Click on the link above to find out how you can get started in this career.