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  • Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

    Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

    Physical fitness requirements in the Coast Guard are often linked directly specific job requirements. Coast Guard men and women who serve on Law Enforcement, Port Security or Maritime Safety and Security Teams, must comply with specific physical standards. The following chart shows the Coast Guard's Physical Fitness requirements for serving on these elite teams: Men Push-ups Sit & rea... more

  • DOG Seeks More Good Coasties

    Dog Seeks More Good Coasties

    The Deployable Operations Group is seeking at least 100 of the Coast Guard's finest junior officers and enlisted personnel to compete for the DOG's tactical billets by applying for the assessment and selection program, a rigorous week-long test of physical strength and mental savvy that also includes specialized training. "I count on 'dogs that hunt' in all that I do," said Adm. Thad Allen, Coast Guard Commandant. "This command is organizatio... more

  • Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

    Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

    If you have been motivated by the heroics played live on your television set or movie screens to think about becoming a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer - be prepared because when you arrive at Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer School in Elizabeth City N.C., you will be expected to excel in one of the most stressful environments in military training. According to the Rescue Swimmer course syllabus, rescue swimmers must have flexibility, strength, enduranc... more

  • Training for a Military Career

    Training for a Military Career

    Training for a military career? How about Special Forces? This is a one-stop article to better help people search for answers while cruising through the Stew Smith article archive. The first section focuses on pre-military training that will prepare you for Boot Camp or Basic Military Training. The second section of this page will help you learn more about - and train for - each of the services Special Forces and Operations career paths: P... more

  • Coast Guard Specialized Forces Overview

    U S Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces

    U.S. Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces: D.O.G. - Deployable Operations Group I have been asked by a few future Coast Guardsmen about the new fitness test utilized by DOG. First of all, I had to figure out what DOG was. After some research, the good news is that the fitness test is very similar to law enforcement fitness tests used by many federal and local police agencies. Also, DOG stands for Deployable Operations Group (DOG) and is ... more

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