The results from over 200 Years of Innovation
"I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work."
-Thomas A. Edison
is a characteristic of the American fighting man that has enabled this
country’s Armed Forces to emerge triumphant in every major war we have
fought. Adaptability is synonymous with the operations of the United States
This spirit of adaptability has been a vital part of the United States Coast Guard since the founding of its predecessor, the Revenue Cutter Service, in 1790. Throughout its history the Coast Guard has been required to not only keep pace with technological change, but in many instances to lead its development. The spirit of innovation has generated new technologies and practices. Though there have been varying levels of success along the way, the Coast Guard continues to forge ahead in order to meet the many varied requirements as the nation's foremost multi-mission, maritime agency.