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joining the military

Discussion in 'Military' started by 619ivanru, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Oct 31, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    Tacomanator

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    If it weren't for a mistake I made in the past, I'd consider joining the Navy.

    Good luck with everything!
     
  2. Nov 2, 2011 at 3:46 AM
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    Of course the Coast Guard is part of the military. It is silly to say they are not. And for most of my 26 years in the Army while we trained, trained, trained, and trained some more, the Coast Guard was doing a real world mission every day - day in and day out.

    And they can be stationed overseas. When I was stationed in Turkey in the late 80's there were a Coast Guard Detachment stationed there.

    As someone else posted though, don't expect the Coast Guard Recruiter to chase after you. You have to be really proactive. The down side to going Coast Guard though is that you are not guaranteed a job when you join. When you finish Basic you report to your duty stationed where you are non-rated. You then sign up for what school you want and qualify for and wait for a school date. Depended on what you sign up for, you can wait awhile.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2011 at 4:10 AM
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    I emailed a recruiter a couple years ago about the CG. Never heard back. Decided to stay public sector instead. Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like to be in the military.

    OP. Do some personal research, and decide what's best for you. What do you want to get out of joining the military? What do you want to do afterwards? That's is how to decide where to enlist.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    COAST GUARD IS THE WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!
    Small bases--GREAT duty--FUN AS SHIT. Sometimes get pretty hairy at sea--You go after the idiots that do not listen to the forcast.
    Hope you have time to change your mind--In for four years--and almost a YEAR of Military education.
    Get your "school" before you sign in the dotted line. GET IT IN WRITING.
    GREAT TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Nov 20, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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  6. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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  8. Dec 15, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    Coast Guard BSU's are o.k. I guess, but what they lack in amenities, they more than make in convenience. Meaning, they are small but all over the place as opposed to be a "centralized" base.


    Coast Guard personell have a direct link to jobs with Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol, and that along more than makes up whatever else they lack.


    Former Army here, and not a day goes by that I regret not being a Coastie...
     
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