Mobile Alabama Coast Guard in Mobile, Alabama

Address and phone number for Mobile Alabama Coast Guard, a Coast Guard, at Tanner Williams Road, Mobile AL.


Name
Mobile Alabama Coast Guard
Address
8501 Tanner Williams Road
Mobile, Alabama, 36608
Phone
251-441-6110
Fax
251-441-6415

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About the Mobile Alabama Coast Guard

The Mobile Alabama Coast Guard, located in Mobile, AL, is a local branch of the United States Coast Guard, one of the five service branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Coast Guard in Mobile County provides law enforcement, search and rescue, and regulatory services. The Mobile Coast Guard Office also recruits individuals for the Coast Guard.

You may contact the Coast Guard for questions about:
  • Mobile County Coast Guard stations, bases, and facilities
  • Joining active duty or reserve Coast Guard
  • Applying to the Coast Guard Academy
  • Requirements, salaries, and benefits
  • Coast Guard jobs and employment
Coast Guard Operations

In Alabama state, the Coast Guard operates search and rescue facilities, including on inland waterways. Search and rescue operations represent one of the Coast Guard's oldest missions. The Coast Guard's search and rescue operations help Mobile County boaters in distress. The Coast Guard also promotes maritime safety by licensing mariners and inspecting merchant vessels, marine facilities, and offshore drilling units.

Mobile County Coast Guard Recruiter

In Mobile County, the Coast Guard operates a recruiting center where individuals can apply to become an active service or reserve Coast Guard member. The requirements for joining the Coast Guard include being between the age of 17-32 years old for active duty, or up to 40 years old as a reservist. Recruits who are 17 must provide parental consent. Recruits should also be U.S. citizens or resident aliens, hold a high school diploma or GED, and have no more than three dependents. To join the Coast Guard, recruits must pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test and a military medical exam.

Marine Navigation Safety

In addition to search and rescue, the Mobile County Coast Guard provides navigation assistance by marking waterways with signs, symbols, buoys, markers, and lighthouses. These marine navigation safety efforts ensure safe passage for commercial boat traffic, recreational boaters, and emergency situations. The Marine Environmental Protection program, a regulatory function of the Coast Guard, also promotes marine navigation safety by preventing environmental threats such as ocean dumping, oil and chemical spills, and invasive species.

National Defense

As a branch of the Armed Forces, the Coast Guard supports the nation's defense. The Coast Guard's national defense mission includes maritime intercept operations, port security and defense, environmental defense operations, and peacetime engagement. The Coast Guard recruits individuals in Mobile County to contribute to its national defense mission.

Marine Law Enforcement

In Mobile County, the Coast Guard has substantial law enforcement authority. As part of its marine law enforcement mission, the Coast Guard prevents the entry of smuggled drugs and illegal migrants attempting to enter the country. In addition, the Coast Guard holds authority over counter-terrorism preparedness and response. The Coast Guard also prevents illegal fishing, protecting the health of U.S. fisheries. The law enforcement efforts of the Coast Guard support its responsibility over the safety of Mobile County ports and waterways.

Contact the Mobile Alabama Coast Guard

You may contact the Mobile Alabama Coast Guard by calling 251-441-6110, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Mobile Alabama Coast Guard, 8501 Tanner Williams Road, Mobile, Alabama, 36608.