Navy hands down leftover rates to Coast Guard
WASHINGTON, DC — After the Navy abandoned its 200-year-old rating system in favor of no longer referring to sailors by their job titles, the service says the Coast Guard will now receive all the leftover and unused rates.
Sources say this is all keeping with the tradition of taking decommissioned and expired equipment and traditions from the Navy while still maintaining the Coast Guard’s unique identity.
For instance, with rates such as Engineman, Mineman, Torpedoman's Mate and Religious Program Specialist, the Coast Guard will absorb said rates and attempt to find purpose within their extensive mission tasking.
“Apparently there’s something called a Disbursing Clerk,” said Seaman Joshua Rivera-Gonzalez at Small Boat Station Rockland, pondering his future in the Coast Guard. “I don’t even know what the hell that is but Missile Technician sounds super badass!”
The change comes as no surprise to veteran Coast Guardsmen who have experienced numerous hand-me-downs from the Navy including comm…
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