Y'all are pretty rough on the coasties. Just because they got lumped into homeland?? I'm good with knowing the coast guard is the only call to make if you are in a life and death situation on the water. I have been on the receiving end of their professionalism. Wasn't a big deal and they didn't have to rescue us but they stayed in radio contact and were basically waiting for us to say we needed help.
The Search and Rescue guys (a great bunch) represent less than 20% of the Coast Guard.
Deal with the pollution, environmental, regulatory and inspections groups and then let's hear what you have to say.