Coast Guard Challenge Coin - Marine Science Technician

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Performing a full range of marine safety and environmental protection activities, Marine Science Technicians (MST) are instrumental to the Coast Guard mission.

Highly trained in maritime law enforcement tactics, oceanography, marine safety, and hazardous material response, Marine Science Technicians ensure the safe transport of material goods in and around the nation's waterways. Their duties include conducting harbor and port patrols and inspections, boarding vessels to ensure compliance with environmental protection and maritime safety standards, and assisting environmental health experts and other scientists in oceanographic research efforts.

This coin is dedicated to the advanced skill and dedication to duty demonstrated by the Coast Guard's Marine Science Technicians serving throughout the world.

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