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Being a Civilian Maritime Attorney for the Coast Guard?

I am about to begin my undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. I plan on majoring in political science with a minor in Spanish or foreign affairs. I plan on becoming a Maritime Attorney and would love more than anything to become a civilian maritime attorney for the coast guard. Can anyone attest to the difficulty of being able to get a career like this? Also, any personal stories from experience? I would just like to know how possible this dream is and how I can get there. Thanks! And thanks to all those who serve our country!

Asked By: tennischic - 4/19/2012
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No offense to Braini, but there's plenty of civilian CG attorneys, albeit not at District / field levels - the field folks tend to be military. I've met plenty of civilian USCG attorneys, I've worked with plenty and know a few personally. Most civilian USCG attorneys work at HQ in DC (almost all the admiralty lawyers... More
Answered By: crnd - 4/19/2012
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From 20-years and more experience in the Coast Guard, I have never seen a civilian attorney that works for them - they were all commissioned Coast Guard Officers. There may be civilian attorneys that work at their HQ, but I have never seen any, nor have I heard of any. Sorry. Brian Raini
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Answered By: BRaini - 4/19/2012
 
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