United States Coast Guard - E-1 Seaman Recruit
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Coast Guard Seaman Recruit - Rank Details
Seaman Recruit (SR)
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What are a Seaman Recruit's Responsibilities?
The E-1, a Seaman Recruit (SR) is the entry-level enlisted rank in the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Upon enlistment, after receiving the required haircut, uniform, and an introduction to drill, the recruit is assigned to a Recruit Training Company. Recruits are advised to come physically and mentally prepared for the intensive eight weeks' basic training course that follows.
The USCG Boot Camp is designed to be tough. To save lives and enforce laws, Coast Guardsmen have to be tough. In Boot Camp, the recruit will learn the core values, skills, team work and physical ability needed for service in the Coast Guard. During Boot Camp, the recruit is put through a physically, mentally and emotionally challenging course and learns the basics of seamanship.
Mid-course, the recruit fills in an Assignment Data Card to indicate his or her preference for a speciality within the Coast Guard. This, together with the results of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test previously completed, can be used in placement of the recruit in a particular group or community. Towards the end of the basic training and graduation, the recruit receives his or her orders.
The rank is distinguishable by a single, diagonal stripe worn on the upper arm of the blue uniform. There are two pay grades for this rank. The higher pay grade comes into effect after the recruit has completed four months' service in the Coast Guard.
What is a Seaman Recruit's Paygrade?
On this page you can learn more about a Seaman Recruit's payscale, the process of becoming a Seaman Recruit, and the history of the rank in the United States Coast Guard.
Coast Guard Seaman Recruit Pay Calculator
The basic pay rate of an E-1 is $1,833.30* There is no basic pay applicable to E-1 after two years of experience. This is because the Basic Combat Training does not extend further than two years.
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Equivalent Ranks to a Coast Guard Seaman Recruit
The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Coast Guard Seaman Recruit, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.