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There actually is an art (and a learning curve) to graphic design and some special knowledge needed to meet postal regulations AND still make sure things like "this is the inside, this is the outside" all happen the right way. But in this day and age, budgets are tight and instead of paying a pro to design a mailing piece, folks just give it to whoever in the office is artsy and "good on the computer".
Not surprising that the USCG, who don't have enough budget to keep their boats fueled and deployed, would cut corners on their mailers. Blame this one on the cheapskates in Congress, and remind them that the USCG needs (deserves!) a higher budget.