The Coast Guardsman's Manual
This manual is essential to the professional development of all Coast Guardsmen, regardless of rank or time in service. Its value as a ready source of guidance is attested to by generations of men and women who have made it a part of their personal libraries since 1952, when the Naval Institute published the first edition. The guide reinforces the basic knowledge and skills learned by recruits and introduces a variety of new information necessary to keep abreast of recent changes. A brief history of the Coast Guard and a study guide for the service wide exam are included in the appendix.