MIL Is the Coast Guard right for me?

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  1. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    Let me preface this post with a little background on my life. I am a 22 year old college student who is lacking structure and discipline. I have spent 3 years in college, all the while accomplishing little in regards to a solid degree. I have no direction in my life and feel like im stuck in a rut. My father has said he will not continue to pay for my college education if I continue on the path that I have chosen.

    I have always loved the military and I have been considering the Coast Guard as a viable option. I NEED structure and most of all I need some discipline. I am floundering and accomplishing nothing worth while. I like the idea of helping out at home with Homeland Security.

    So far I have these things under my belt that I think might help me as a Coastie:

    Love the water
    Certified Scuba Diver (over 200 dives)
    15 hours flight time in Robinson R22 (helicopter training)
    Grew up shooting firearms

    So I would consider enlisting as a GM and if the opportunity arose, I would love to be a Coast Guard helicopter pilot.

    So fill me in guys, what are my options?
     
  2. egxflash

    egxflash Riding on the Midship Express

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    wtf? didnt you already make a thread about this a couple of days ago with responses and shit
     
  3. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    No, there have been a few threads made by other people, but not me.
     
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    Nothing guys? Im being 100% serious about this.
     
  5. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    IMO, you should work on applying for Coast Guard officer candidate school, if you're not accepted you might want to enlist w/ the intention of applying for OCS after 4 years of active duty (better pay as a junior officer if you have 4 years enlisted).

    So start w/ looking into OCS, then if that fails look into "A" schools for the rate you might consider, like GM. Taking things like, is it something you might enjoy, is there a long waitlist for the school, are there any enlisting bonuses, etc. I even heard from the pilots here that the CG might be standing up a new enlisted aviation rate, Aviation Gunner's Mate, for the Airborne Use of Force program.


    check out www.gocoastguard.com for some basic information, mostly fluff though. Or check out www.fredsplace.org and read up on the discussion boards for the rate you're interested in.
     
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    you should also consider navy diver
     
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    Thanks for the info red, I am also considering the Maritime Security Response Team as well.
     
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    navy also offers riverine squardrins (brown water navy..)
     

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