Create a CIA–Coast Guard Exchange Program

In 2008, the Coast Guard entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Navy allowing a few Coast Guard members the opportunity to attend Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training, which is the Navy’s gateway to the SEAL program. The initiative, which ended quickly after its inception in 2011, attempted to build unique competencies within Coast Guard ranks in the service’s burgeoning Deployable Specialized Forces (DSF) community as a response to post-9/11 maritime security demands.

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