Renowned for their advancing skill and proven leadership potential, those who earn the rate of Lieutenant Junior Grade strengthen the Coast Guard's ability to meet its complex mission. Proficient in full range of tasks, including navigation, communication, engineering, and equipment maintenance, their expanding expertise is essential to the success of all Coast Guard operations. As trusted leaders, they communicate vital technical and tactical information to their superiors, contributing to the efficient completion of every mission. Employing a practical decision-making style and steady command, they are an essential component of America's Coast Guard. This coin honors the skill, commitment, and courage of all those who have risen to rate of Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Coast Guard.