MIL im joining the coast guard

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  1. JustAnuthaDude

    JustAnuthaDude New Member

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    I am joining the Coast Guard.:hsd:

    whats it like?

    whats the pay like?

    hows boot camp?

    do u get paid while in boot camp?

    is it anything like that Ashton Kutcher film?

    what types of jobs are offered?

    thank you?
     
  2. Jbeanz

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    Im a Marine, but i can answer some ?'s. Yes you will get paid in boot camp. The pay will suck at the beginning until you work your way up. It's nothing like that ashton kutcher movie unless your going to be a SAR Swimmer which i doubt you are. There is a list of jobs on the coast guards website , just look there under enlisted careers. Hope this helps.
     
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    how do u work ur way up? by passing tests? like physical tests or pen n paper tests? r the tests about coast guard stuff or like general education shit?
     
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    You'll have to wait to get an answer from a coastie , but if its anything like the navy you take test's based on your rate ( Job ) to advance to the next rank. There are physical test's as well but i dont know how the play into promotion in the coast guard.
     
  6. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    So you're joining the CG and you don't even know what type of jobs are available? If you haven't signed anything yet I suggest that you talk to your recruiter about what type of "A" school (school that teaches you the basics of the job specialty you're choosing and you'll become an E-4/Petty Officer) is available right after boot camp. That is if you want the quickest career advancement.

    I went the other route, I went from boot camp to a ship out of San Diego and was on board for a year before I went to "A" school. This is still recommended as one of the best ways to decide on which job field to work in. You get to see first hand how the jobs are applied to underway life before you sign up for the school.

    Good conduct and tests is how you will generally advance, unless you're choosing to go with an aviation rate. They require flight physicals and regular fitness programs as well as the aforementioned items.

    You will be paid while in the 8 weeks of boot camp, but it isn't much.
     
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    My granddad is a retired Coast Guard LTCDR. I can tell you that enlisted life in the CG is pretty sweet compared to other branches of the military. My view is a little skewed though because the only CG stations I've ever had experience with were the Fort Lauderdale and Miami stations. You'll basically sit around the station passing time playing video games or pulling details until you get a call to go out. You'll be excited if you get to go out with firearms. Most of it will be rescue stuff. Best way to describe it is like being a firefighter.
     
  8. JustAnuthaDude

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    im joining after college and i still have 2 more yrs of that left. i had a appointment with a recruiter this week but it was canceled due to family emergency. which is why i wanted to find a little info out here.


    i dont have to stop smoking weed yet do i? :(
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    If you are looking to join the military, you should stop smoking now.
     
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    If you're serious about a military life, let go of the herb asap.
     
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    why is that? my friend smoked with me all the time and he only stopped a few months before he joined(the army). now hes in iraq.
     
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    They will be piss testing you and they'll slap a disqualification on you at MEPS if you're caught, which according to the two that they got when I went, they're pretty good at. Not all the way in yet, but that's just what I've seen. Good luck!
     
  13. JustAnuthaDude

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    as posted i wont be joining for about 2 years.
     
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    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    hey man don't worry about the chronic right now, but just dont get caught. as for the CG, its an easier navy life.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Just be honest with them about usage. If you get caught with enough for a felony, then good luck getting into the CG.
     
  16. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    Oh and go Operations Specialist.


    Yes, I'm a biased OS1.
     
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    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    If you report you have used pot more than experimental the USCG will not accept you.

    If they find it in your piss they won't accept you.

    There is A LOT more to the USCG than playing video games and waiting for something to happen. There is ALWAYS something happening if not training for it.

    I love the USCG. PM me if you have any questions.
     

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