The United States Coast Guard insignia is two crossed anchors set behind a white circle, which contains a shield and a line grommet surrounding it. This is the official seal for the United States Coast Guard, and no other organization may use it.
The United States Coast Guard is one of the country's seven uniformed military divisions. The organization is responsible for maritime law enforcement, and its jurisdiction extends to both domestic and international naval locations. The Coast Guard was organized in 1790 by the Continental Congress. It was known as the Revenue Marine at the time of its inception, and its name has changed several times over its development.