GM – Gunner's Mate
Carrying on a tradition established in 1797, the gunner's mate (GM) is one of the oldest ratings in the Coast Guard. GMs work with all types of ordnance, from 9mm small arms to ship board 76mm cannons. As a GM, you will be responsible for training personnel in proper handling of weapons, ammunition, and pyrotechnics. Additionally, GMs receive training in electronics, mechanical systems and hydraulics. They are responsible for performing maintenance on all ordnance/gunnery equipment: mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic.