On August 14, 2015, a group of JINSA Leaders visited the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Staten Island, New York. The visit was arranged by JINSA Advisor Rear Admiral Bill Merlin, USCG (Ret.). He also accompanied the group and provided significant expertise. The visit started with a briefing by base officers Captain Morkan and Lieutenant Brooks on the operations of the Coast Guard. This military branch covers much more than they did while under the Department of the Treasury. Today, they cover security on the water, counter terrorism, drug trafficking, marine environmental protection, and weather disasters.