In an op-ed entitled State of Forces: Hollow Reserves, the New York Times writes,
More than 450,000 men and women serve in the Army and Air National Guard, and somewhat less than 400,000 in the Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force Reserves.

What about the 8,000 members of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve? Were we abolished overnight and given no opportunity to blog about its demise? No, I don’t think so.

One of my pet peeves is that the USCG is often forgotten by ignorant members of the press corps who think they are only 4 branches of the U.S. military.

Anyone care to write a letter to the editor of the New York Times informing them of their oversight? If so, click here for instructions on how to do so. (Cross-posted at AN UNOFFICIAL COAST GUARD BLOG)

Posted by Jim Dolbow in Coast Guard

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  • chris

    I thought the Coast Guard was a Uniformed Service, though not considered part of the Armed Services under Title X unless sliced out to the Navy. (I know that major parts sre currently sliced.) I just wanted to get clarification on this.

  • Chris,

    the USCG is one of the seven uniformed services as well as one of the five armed forces at all times. No matter who they are sliced to. They are unique in that the Coast Guard has Title 10 and Title 14 missions just like the National Guard has Title 10 and 32 hats. hope this helps. thanks for commenting