Use of Time wrote:
Except that the Coast Guard doesn't fight full scale wars like the Dominion War for example.
During wartime, the USCG is attached to the Department of the Navy. At least it was in '88-'93, when I was a Petty Officer. Nowadays, it's under Homeland Security, so I'm not 100% sure it would still be attached to Navy.
When I was a Coastie, I actually wrote an article for potential submission to a Trek fanzine doing a comparison of Starfleet/USCG.
Unfortunately, I don't think I can find the 5.25" floppy the article was stored on.