In honor of the Coast Guard's birthday, we've put together a quiz on the service's history and traditions. Test your Coast Guard knowledge below!
Coast Guard Quiz
In honor of the Coast Guard's birthday, we've come up with a quiz - test your knowledge of the Coast Guard's history and traditions!
George Washington signed which act in 1790 that formed the original Coast Guard?
The Coast Guard received its present name in 1915 when the Revenue Cutter Service was merged with which other service?
U.S. Border Service
U.S. Life-Saving Service
U.S. Maritime Service
U.S. Sea Patrol Service
What does the Coast Guard ensign feature?
8 red and 8 white stripes
Cannon in front of a drum, and 3 cannon balls
Eagle perched on a globe
Eagle, flag and a traditional sailing ship
Which famous acting family served in the Coast Guard?
Alec, Daniel and Billy Baldwin
Lloyd, Beau and Jeff Bridges
John, David and Keith Carradine
Luke and Owen Wilson
What is the longest-serving active Coast Guard aviator known as?
During its history, the Coast Guard has been under many departments. Which of the following has it NOT been under?
Department of Commerce
Department of Homeland Security
Department of State
Department of the Treasury
What is the Coast Guard's motto?
Non sibi sed patriae
Primum in opere
Uno Ab Alto
Which famous writer and Coast Guard veteran had the honor of having a Coast Guard cutter named after him?
Who was the first female Coast Guard pilot to fly an HH-52 and become the first female Coast Guard aviator to qualify as an HH-52 co-pilot, pilot and aircraft commander?
If a cutter has a red painted hull, what is its primary mission?
Search and rescue
Your rank is: Non-rate
Clearly you have much to learn, young Coastie. Now get back to chipping paint!
Your rank is: Petty Officer
You're on your way to better things in the service, but be sure to study up some more on the Coast Guard.
Your rank is: Chief
Not bad! You have the ability to move up in the ranks. Just keep at it and you'll earn higher marks.
Your rank is: Master Chief
Well done! You're among the best when it comes to Coast Guard Knowledge. Just study up a little more, and soon you'll be Master Chief Petty Officer of the whole show...
Your rank is: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
Congrats! You're the cream of the crop, the tip of the top, and the most knowledgeable of the know-it-alls when it comes to the Coast Guard.