It seems to be a uniformed service, and be regulated by military standard (just without the armed part).
I am shocked that I have not heard about them more often. Although very different, in a few ways Coast Guard in the sense they are a not one of the traditional armed services, but are still included in that tribe. I wish I had known about them when I graduated high school. And unlike the Peace Corps, they pay.
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