Re: Starfleet is the U.S. Coast Guard
Um, actually, the USCG is a military that the government pretends isn't a miltary, so that it doesn't violate the posse comitatus act.
The Revenue Marine/Revenue Cutter Service was operating the same way the USCG does today (maritime law enforcement in peacetime, under the navy in wartime) long before that act.
Way before. The Revenue Cutter Service was formed shortly after the Revolution.
And actually, it evolved INTO the Coast Guard.
We celebrated the 200th Birthday of the USCG on August 4th, 1990, while I was in service.
USCG Petty Officer 3rd Class, 1988-1993
Remember: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are...88
May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.
Last edited by nightwind1; December 21 2012 at 12:26 AM.