Members of a U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team prepare to depart USNS Sisler via Coast Guard helicopter after storming the ship as part of a maritime security exercise held off the coast of Norfolk, Va., June 14. Journalist 2nd Class Josh Glassburn, USN, photo Four members of an elite Coast Guard counterterrorism team visited the Coast Guard Academy [in New London, Connecticut] last Thursday [November 15] to dispel a few misconceptions about their unit and look for potential recruits.

The Maritime Security Response Team in Chesapeake, Virginia, is “not a very well understood unit,” said a lieutenant, who is a team leader.

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