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See this infographic from Veterans United Home Loans on military rankings for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines.

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1942 U.S. Coast Guard ranks and rates of commissioned officers, warrant officers, and enlistedmen and women.

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Young Jamaican origin, ranking Lieutenant U.S. Coast Guard, Jeanine is the first black American who has distinguished herself by becoming a pilot in the prestigious civil security unit of United States Coast Guard . which made ​​her the first African-American civil pilot in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. She joined the Coast Guard in 2003 after its accreditation Coast Guard Officer Candidate School .

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On April 14, 1943 Joseph Jenkins (1914-1959) became the first African American commissioned officer in the US Coast Guard. Holding an engineering degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State, he had previously organized the 1279th Combat Engineering Battalion of the Michigan National Guard. In addition to military service he worked for the Michigan State Highway Department where he was Asst Director of the Detroit Metro office at the time of his death…

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Pictures of the day: 16 April 2012

US Coast Guard cutter Juniper crew members lay 1.5 million dried rose petals over the RMS Titanic's resting site in the north Atlantic Ocean

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NEW LONDON, Conn. -- U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets conduct a regimental review Oct. 12, 2012. The review was held to honor the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. The special guests of the review were Capt. Raymond W. Pulver, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, and Mr. John Johnson, president of OPSAIL Connecticut 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. #coastie #coastguard

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Puppy on a sinking American ship. The original title of the photo: "The last person is saved» («Last 'Man' Rescued»). Picture taken the US Coast Guard officer

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A German flag, captured in Carentan, France, is used as a table cloth while a US Coast Guard officer plays host to two US Army officers at tea aboard a Coast Guard-manned LST off the coast of northern France - 1944

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This is an amazing program. Get tuition covered, get paid $2,200 a month to go to school, graduate and become a coast guard officer making 3,500 a month!

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