Commanding the world's most sophisticated multi-mission aviation force, U.S. Coast Guard Flight Officers are renowned for their outstanding skill and boundless courage.
Combining determined leadership and proven proficiency in a full range of technical tasks, they manage the efficient and effective operation of the Coast Guard's versatile aerial fleet. Expertly performing dangerous missions with fearless determination, they excel in every environment, solidifying the success of Coast Guard operations throughout the world. Exhibiting characteristic confidence and an unparalleled commitment to victory, they inspire all those in their command to reach their fullest potential.
his coin is dedicated to the bold leadership and unsurpassed skill of all those who have risen to the level of Flight Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. Featured on the obverse is the insignia worn by Coast Guard Flight Officers. Depicted on the reverse is the tri-color racing stripe found on all Coast Guard aircraft and vessels. Embedded in the design is the official Coast Guard emblem, featuring a disk inscribed with the service's founding date and the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States, superimposed against a pair of crossed anchors.
Struck in a nickel alloy and gently brushed with an antique bronze finish, this coin is accented with crisp enamel highlights. Each coin comes packaged with a descriptive header card that underscores the unique contributions of Coast Guard Flight Officers.