Have you considered and, if applicable, accomplished the transfer of your Post 9-11 GI Bill entitlement to another eligible family member? Do you have a plan in place for the care of your minor children in the event you are deployed or unavailable for an extended period of time? Readiness is a constant duty for all of us. We relentlessly train, study and prepare for the challenges, real or envisioned, that we are likely to face in our chosen fields. Unfortunately, the same rigor is often not applied to our personal matters. Preparing to sail or fly into a hurricane is vastly different than preparing for that hurricane to hit your home. Ensure your family and property are prepared by getting your legal documents in order. Coast Guard legal assistance attorneys provide advice and counsel regarding personal legal issues to thousands of service members, dependents and retirees each year at no cost.
Lieutenant Chad Kauffman (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Coast Guard lawyers, commonly referred to as JAGs, are on the front line of the battle to eradicate sexual assaults from the service. Working side-by-side with the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) and victim advocates, Coast Guard lawyers are responsible for prosecuting sexual assault offenders and protecting the right to