What have you done (that you can share publicly) that got you standing before the Man? One of many: when I was a 2nd ClassPetty Officer, (E-5/NCO for you non Coasties) I calibrated the Boat radar one warm summer day. Our boats were on a Pier open to the public and a restaurant had a deck overlooking the water about fifty yards away from our boat moorings. So needless to say there were a few Civilians around. To properly calibrate the radar, I wrapped a Seaman (E-3) in aluminum foil (for a good radar signature) and had them stand on the Restaurants Deck, as I called over the PA from the boat, for them to turn left & right. Yea, that got me standing on the carpet. I don’t think the Civilians had any idea shenanigans were taken place, but that, apparently is no excuse.
And FYI, just because there is no written policy stating you can NOT water Ski behind a Coast Guard Boat, means you can!