About this course
The Coast Guard has assumed a key role in the collection, analysis and dissemination of maritime information and intelligence in the post-9/11 world. As a formal member of the Intelligence Community (IC) and part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Coast Guard is responsible for ensuring relevant information is available to decision makers; this requires critical thinking skills and an understanding of the maritime domain. In the world beyond the Academy, Coast Guard officers must have the foundation for strategic, operational and tactical intelligence in order to effectively execute the various safety, security and national defense missions in the ever-changing national security environment.
When considering a career in the Coast Guard, remember that strategic, operational and tactical intelligence experience can begin with attending a lecture by a distinguished professional in the IC or enrolling in courses designed to complement the studies across all Academy majors. This educational groundwork can then be applied toward a prestigious intelligence internship at a federal agency such as the CIA or National Security Agency. Beyond graduation, the opportunities for further study and an illustrious career working in the highest levels of government abound.