Do they answer to DoD or Homeland Security? I know mainly operate under Homeland Security in the U.S. but how about overseas when they are outside U.S. and it's U.S. territories? Does Homeland Security have any jurisdiction over seas? Would Homeland Security work under DoD and DoD take charge of a certain Coast Guard missions? I just find this interesting..
I was reading some USCG facts off this site which brought my attention to this.http://mentalfloss.com/article/1304...oast-guard
5. The Coast Guard doesn’t belong to the Department of Defense.
The United States Coast Guard is the only branch of military service that doesn’t belong to the Defense Department. Rather, it is an arm of the Department of Homeland Security. Before the establishment of the DHS in 2002, it belonged to the Department of Transportation. Before that, it belonged to the Treasury Department. During a declared war, the Department of Defense can take operational control of the Coast Guard.