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    YEOMAN (YN)


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    YNs are key problem-solvers, counselors, and sources of information to personnel on questions ranging from career moves, entitlements, and incentive programs to retirement options and veterans' benefits. They are the men and women who make things happen, the indispensable behind-the-scenes personnel that make any well-oiled organization hum.

    Types of Duty:

    YNs can typically be found on large cutters and in most staff offices within the Coast Guard. Although most units that employ YNs are located in larger metropolitan areas, there are opportunities to serve at group offices in smaller localities.

    Training Available:

    Student centered-performance based instruction lasting six weeks in Petaluma, CA. You may also elect to "strike" the rate (on-the-job training) or take part in the “distant learning” program (on-line course), to attain the rank of Third Class Petty Officer after successfully completing requirements.

    Qualifications:

    Prioritization and organization skills are highly desired. Good interpersonal skills are a must. Ability to use computers extensively to research issues on the Internet and the CG Intranet, prepare spreadsheets and word-processing documents, and perform data entry and retrieval are also extremely helpful.

    Related Civilian Jobs:

    Human Resources Specialist
    Executive Assistant
    Personnel Manager
    Administrative Assistant


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    These poor, plain men, dwellers upon the lonely sands of Hatteras, took their lives in their hands, and, at the most imminent risk crossed the most tumultuous sea…and all for what? That others might live to see home and friends. — Annual Report of the U.S. Life- Saving Service, 1885

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    Read here for answers to the most often asked questions about joining the Coast Guard!

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    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted Coastie, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
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    13 Jun 2011 04:11 PM
    Is Yeoman school still a 'at your own pace' school?

    I've got a friend considering joining for this rate...
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    14 Dec 2011 10:08 AM
    YN is now a 8 week long course no longer self paced. However there is a distance learner option now. This is where they send you too a place with Yeomans and you apprentice under one. It is self paced but you have a set time you have to complete in. After you finish you remain at that unit.
    More info at http://www.uscg.mil/petaluma/YN_Sch...arning.asp
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    06 Feb 2012 12:06 PM
    Is YN a good choice if my husband is a SK? As far as being stationed together?
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    06 Feb 2012 01:47 PM
    The Coast Guard can always try to co-locate you however it will always fall to "the needs of the service." Here are the rules from COMDTINST M1000.8

    1.A.7. Policy on Assigning Married Couples
    1.A.7.a. General
    This assignment policy offers married active duty members the opportunity to colocate or reside jointly whenever possible. Affected couples must realize the Service may not be able to colocate them throughout their military careers and should allow some separation for professional development while meeting Service needs. This Article assumes married couples want to live together throughout their Service careers.
    1.A.7.b. Reassignment
    When reassigned, each member receives all authorized PCS entitlements on two separate orders. The Service does not consider a unilateral assignment for a colocated spouse an option for enlisted members, thereby ensuring full PCS entitlements for each. Consistent with geographic stability objectives, married couples should expect two consecutive tours in the same geographic area if at all possible to align their differing tour lengths. If two consecutive tours are not available, assignment officers adjust one member‟s tour length if the couple's tour lengths are not of equal duration. In these cases, assignment officers generally try to lengthen the shorter tour by one year. However, they extend arduous duty (afloat, overseas, or isolated) tour lengths only with the member‟s consent.
    1.A.7.c. Types of Units to Which Assigned
    The Service does not assign married couples together to the same cutter or a small shore unit of less than 60 members. If a member at such a unit marries another member
    assigned to the same unit, the Service will reassign one as soon as possible. Refer to Article 2.A. of reference (f), Discipline and Conduct, COMDTINST M1600.2 (series),
    for further guidance.
    1.A.7.d. Simultaneous Shipboard Duty
    Except for recent Coast Guard Academy graduates, who should expect to complete their first tour afloat, the Coast Guard does not assign members married to Coast Guard members to simultaneous shipboard duty unless they volunteer for it and acknowledge in writing their awareness they potentially may lose BAH. The Service makes every effort to reassign ashore at the earliest opportunity one member of a recently married couple assigned afloat on different cutters and with dependents, subject to these considerations: the members' desires to remain assigned afloat; onboard relief, if required; and PCS funding constraints. Assignment officers reassign such members only after consulting with both members and their commanding officer(s).
    1.A.7.e. Collocation with Other Armed Services’ Members
    Assignment officers colocate Coast Guard members married to active duty members of other Armed Services whenever possible, assuming successful coordination with that
    Service.
    1.A.7.f. Overseas Duty
    Regardless of the member's pay grade, these policies govern assigning to an overseas tour of duty a married member whose spouse is also a military service member.
    (1) Both members assigned to the same overseas location serve the accompanied tour when they maintain a joint residence. If they cannot travel together, assignment
    officers may adjust the tour of duty of the member arriving later at the same overseas location to conclude when the first member‟s does, providing the member arriving
    later serves at least the prescribed “Without Dependents" tour.
    (2) When a member marries another member while in an overseas area, the original tour length remains the same unless both members voluntarily agree to serve a longer tour there so both can depart from that location together.
    1.A.7.g. Service Needs
    While the Coast Guard attempts to assign affected couples equitably, they must understand assignments ultimately must be made based on Service needs. However, the
    Service makes every reasonable effort to assign a couple to the same geographic area to permit them to maintain a joint residence. The fact that two enlisted members are
    married does not alter the assignment priority policy in Article 1.B.4. of this Manual.
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    11 May 2012 08:52 AM
    Hello,
    I've been heavily considering signing up for Yeoman A-school when my 4 months out of Boot Camp is up. I've read the website and the job peramiters, but there are no Yeoman at my station to talk to about the job.
    What are the perks and downfalls? I hear its a largely thankless job, but you normally day-work and have weekends free. How quickly do you climb ranks? Is the A-school difficult?
    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    11 May 2012 12:49 PM
    Posted By LauraDK on 11 May 2012 09:52 AM
    Hello,
    I've been heavily considering signing up for Yeoman A-school when my 4 months out of Boot Camp is up. I've read the website and the job peramiters, but there are no Yeoman at my station to talk to about the job.
    What are the perks and downfalls? I hear its a largely thankless job, but you normally day-work and have weekends free. How quickly do you climb ranks? Is the A-school difficult?
    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!


    Perks: Well it is always nice to be able to help people. If you like office work the heating/air conditioning is nice.
    Downfalls: Some times people will expect you to drop everything you are doing and take care of their issue right then whether or not you are actually able to. Some are legitimate needs and should be resolved as quickly as possible such as a pay issue. Other than that the only downfall I have really encountered is making ID cards. I only hate those because we don't make appointments here so my work can be interupted anywhere from 15 mins to over an hour if a lot of people come in at once.

    I wouldn't call it thankless. It is like your insurance company, people usually only see you when there is a problem.

    Your work schedule will depend on your unit. I work M-F 0700 to 1530.

    "A" school was too easy they really need to make it more difficult. 3rd to 2nd is pretty easy but after that it will get harder.
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    12 May 2012 01:57 PM
    Thank you! I always prefer information from the source, rather than the shiny/happy bits the official websites like you to see.
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    12 May 2012 08:00 PM
    I wouldn't call myself the source, I am more a source. You should find a couple of other Yeoman to talk to so you can get a better feel for the rate.
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    17 May 2012 09:03 AM

    "A" school was too easy they really need to make it more difficult. 3rd to 2nd is pretty easy but after that it will get harder.


    I forgot to elaborate on this...

    I've been watching BM's and MK's taking written tests at my station to climb the ranks, but what exactly is required for YN's to climb ranks? Written tests? Performance interviews? Volunteer work?
    Is there anything I can start doing now? or reading material that would assist me in A-school or my career?
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    17 May 2012 01:21 PM
    Everyone has to take tests, the only thing others may need for their advancement is sea time.
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    17 May 2012 02:15 PM
    So Yeoman's dont need sea time?
    How would one go from Yeoman to Warrant Officer?
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    18 May 2012 04:58 AM
    You would have to climb the ranks. Say your an E3, you can either go to YN A school or strike YN. You'll have to pass an End Of Course Test after all of your practical factors are signed off and be placed on the advancement list for E4. When you make E4 you will have to do more practical factors for E5, take the End Of Course Test, pass that and then take the Service Wide Exam. Make E5, do the same process for E6. Once you have been in for 8 years and are atleast an E6 you can put in your package for Warrant Officer if your SWE score for E7 is above 50%............ Now, get started
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    19 May 2012 07:18 AM
    I am a fireman onboard a cutter and I am on YNA school list and distant learning. It has been a little disappointing the past couple months since the A school list does not show any billets, nor if any will open up for distant learning FY13. Does anyone have any information in regards to the matter?

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    19 May 2012 09:06 AM
    "A" School 24SEP2012 14 A/D spots, 07JAN2013 14 A/D spots, 25FEB2013 14 A/D spots
    Distance Learner 0 QUOTAS REMAIN FOR FY12
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    04 Jun 2012 02:13 PM
    So I mentioned to one of my shipmates today that I wanted to go Yeoman. To which he replied "oh, so you want to be on a cutter?"
    Now he's an MK3, so I'm not sure of his experience, but such an immediate response surprised me. Are most Yeoman on cutters? I thought they would be in Sectors or SPO's.

    Where ARE most of them stationed? Because I'm married and would rather be on a land unit if possible.
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    05 Jun 2012 04:52 AM
    Yes there are Yeomans on cutters but I would say the majority of them are on land.
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    05 Jun 2012 07:59 AM
    Oh good. That's a relief.
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    05 Jun 2012 09:21 AM
    Only the larger cutters have Yeoman and not many. I would say easily 80% land billets. There was a chart I remember seeing back in boot camp that showed a break down of the different rates and there shore to cutter percentages but I have no clue where to find that now.
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    07 Jun 2012 08:20 AM
    Posted By NargilFenris on 11 May 2012 01:49 PM

    "A" school was too easy they really need to make it more difficult. 3rd to 2nd is pretty easy but after that it will get harder.


    Just now noticed this - my husband says the same thing.  They could have made the school 16 weeks, tripled the work and he says he still wouldn't have been prepared.

    And just on a side note, he loves his job, and has the same complaints at Nargil.  ID cards suck, and he's always telling me "An emergency on your part is not always an emergency on my part."
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    07 Jun 2012 09:01 AM
    FG - Poor planning on your part does not consitute an emergency on my part!
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    07 Jun 2012 10:08 AM
    Eh, half of dozen of one, 6 of the other!

    I think he also called it "Chief syndrome" at one point.
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    08 Jun 2012 08:19 AM
    Everyones emergency becomes my problem. I would enjoy the personnel service field more if it weren't for the personnel
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    23 Aug 2012 09:40 PM
    Is there any critical fil l billets for yn3 in Bahrain especially out of a school like other rates?
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    23 Aug 2012 10:11 PM
    Probably not likely. The support ratings (SK/YN) are filled almost a year ahead of time because there is a lot of pipeline training that has to be completed prior to reporting. I wouldn't rule it out 100%, but more than likely not.
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    09 Sep 2012 06:37 AM
    My name is officially on the YN A-school list yay!

    Now comes the question, "what is A-school like?" The BM's and MK's at my station said their A-school experience was more similar to boot camp, but then again they have higher physical fitness standards. The website for Petaluma explains it a bit, but do they wake you up with sirens and whistles like in boot?
    I read somewhere that 'so long as you remain within the weight restrictions there is no requirement for excess physical training, although we encourage you to keep a workout routine as part of your day'
    In addition to this, on the Petaluma website i saw a calendar schedule for extra classes like Yoga, Boxing, etc. Do they have this for A-school?
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    09 Sep 2012 08:40 AM
    Petaluma is more like college. Your a school class has group worouts twice a week. Yes the classes offered at the gym are open to the a school students.
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    09 Sep 2012 09:18 AM
    What are the group workouts like?
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    09 Sep 2012 10:43 PM
    The husband played ultimate frisbee and there is a yn vs sk softball game tradition. Oh, he says touch football too.
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    10 Sep 2012 07:32 PM
    In the past year or two they've added class runs as well. I've also seen some of the classes do fit deck, step workouts, spin, and other exercises.
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    23 Sep 2012 07:39 PM
    Here is some more information about different types of Yeoman which I haven't really seen mentioned any where.
    Admin - These Yeoman handle the paperwork and do most of the member counseling.
    SPO - These are the ones handling your Pay issues and entering things into direct access.
    Legal - They assist lawyers, I am sure there is more to it but I am not sure.
    Admin Assistant - Your a secretary.
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    06 Oct 2012 06:39 AM
    I was just talking with some shipmates and the topic of priority choice on your station while in A-school came up. Some say it's based on grades, so top student gets top pick. But since the YN A-school is only 8 weeks, some say that it is based on your previous station (Overseas get first pick, Small Boat Stations get last, etc).
    Which is it?
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    06 Oct 2012 09:54 AM
    YN students get picks the first day they are there. Seatime gets first pick, time in service is next. So 6 months of seatime would beat out 16 months on land.
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    06 Oct 2012 10:54 AM
    WOW! The first day you're there!? Thats both awesome and crazy. I was kinda hoping my good study skills would get me ahead, but *sigh*. I guess it wont be so bad. I just hope I dont land somewhere God awful.
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    15 Oct 2012 11:31 AM
    Hmmm, I've spoken to a few people and they say that the choice is grade based and that you find out around week 4 or 5. Has it changed just recently?
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    15 Oct 2012 12:41 PM
    It was like that when my husband went through a year and a half ago, and friend of mine from bootcamp is about to graduate in the next couple of weeks and it was that way for her. So it's been that way for a while
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    16 Oct 2012 06:44 AM
    I just asked the people who came from "A" school this summer and they said it was sea time first, followed by time in service. So unless it is really recent I haven't heard.
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    16 Oct 2012 09:55 PM
    So apparently you still get your picks the first day, but you dont find out where you are going for a few more weeks. So that part has changed apparently.
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    05 Nov 2012 04:56 AM
    Seems like an odd way of doing things but HEY, if it works it works.
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    05 Jan 2013 06:27 PM
    Hey. I received orders to school starting the end of feb. any pointers? I've been in over 4 years. What's the pt like? When do we get out picks of stations? What's the dress like?
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    05 Jan 2013 08:48 PM
    For yn a school its trops Monday - Wednesday and ODUs thursday and friday. PT is usually a group sport but nothing to hard. You usually get picks by the end of the first week and know by Monday the following week where your going.
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    15 Jan 2013 01:27 PM
    I am thinking of putting my name on the YN A school list fairly soon, i just have to get fully qualified at my station first...my question is, are the Trops monday-wednesday a new policy? I was in OS A School for a while (disenrolled) and there was a rumor going around that SK's,YN's and OS's would have to wear Trops as their uniform of the day. Just curious.
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    15 Jan 2013 05:26 PM
    For YN a school yes its trops Monday-Wednesday.
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    15 Jan 2013 06:13 PM
    It was that way for my husband almost 2 years ago.
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    23 Jan 2013 05:24 PM
    Thanks for the replys. Any other tips or useful knowledge?
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    23 Jan 2013 06:16 PM
    Yes. Do the job because helping people is something that you genuinely enjoy doing. Do the job because you don't mind being in a support role instead of an operational one. Don't just do the job because there's less sea time involved or because it appears easy on the outside. We need more people in the support ratings that are doing it because that is what they really want to do.
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    24 Jan 2013 11:32 AM
    Amen Cooch.
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    24 Jan 2013 12:24 PM
    Is there opportunity for a YN Reservist to take part in boat crew training and ops? I have owned my own businesses for around 10 years now and am great with administration. I am processing for CG Reserves and my recruiter and I both agree I would be a big asset to the CG as a YN and I am excited to do my part. However, I also have a passion for boating and would love to get involved in the operations aspect as well, even if it meant as a volunteer outside of my YN duties. Any thoughts?
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    24 Jun 2013 10:53 AM
    Someone just mentioned to me that you do the PT test in Yeoman A-school, and after that you just get weighed in. I went to the website and it says it 'encourages you to maintain your normal physical fitness', but says nothing about a test. Any thoughts?
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    24 Jun 2013 11:26 PM
    Everyone that goes to a-school in Petaluma takes the PT test the first week, which is "Indoc week". It doesn't mean much, its just for your knowledge.  You get weighed the first day. If you don't make weight, you will kicked out.
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    25 Jun 2013 08:21 AM
    We did a PT test and a weigh in the first week. We also did regular class sports a few times a week, stuff like flag football or ultimate frisbee. You get weighed in again during the last week before graduation.
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    Oh yay, sports!

    FloridaGirl, what does 'its just for your knowledge' mean? So there are people that fail the PT test but still continue and pass A-school so long as they are an appropriate weight?

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    Correct. They tell you that you wont get liberty your first weekend if you fail, but I've never seen that happen.
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    Oh, well thats good I suppose. I would imagine that most of the jobs at Petaluma dont really require anyone to run a mile and a half for their duty anyway
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    I would imagine that most of the jobs at Petaluma dont really require anyone to run a mile and a half for their duty anyway


    I can't think of any job that requires an individual to run a mile and a half in the CG. The PT Test is about endurance, can you sustain yourself physically in a high stress situation? Plus, it's pretty important to stay with in weight standards these days, so running the PT test periodically doesn't hurt.
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    I agree, but some people at my station, including myself, prefer the lesser impact of the swim test. I rock at that, but running's one of my least favorite things in the world (for running sake anyway), although I'm looking forward to the team sports mentioned earlier
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    I couldn't pass the run if I was being chased by a lion. I blow away the swim though. When I was at the Sta the command wasn't supportive of the swim test until I did the 500 yds in 6:30.. That seemed to make everyone happy.
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    But he can run like the wind if he is chasing a pretty girl! LOL

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    But he can run like the wind if he is chasing a pretty girl! LOL


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    I am currently on the A School list and the distance learning list for YN. My curent plans are to accept my A school orders if they come before DL which is way more likely (not even sure if i want to do DL any longer, but do not want to be removed just yet). My question is this, as a YN-3 what type of billet am I looking at? Which of the four types, type of unit, or maybe a location that is low on YN-3s (if that exists). Any advice or resources would be great.

    My plans are to move myself and my civilian husband to my PCS and hopefully get him enrolled in automotive mechanics or similar schooling program of his choice. Possibly start a family if he can find a stable job above min. wage.

    My aboslute dream billet would be somewhere in or near Wilwaulkee, WI. I have fallen in love with that city while visiting growing up.
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    Really? Milwaukee? I live in Wisconsin... trust me, nice place to visit... living here sucks! I mean we each have our own dream place but I have a feeling you'll be glad Milwaukee is just a blip on the radar screen and you'll get to transfer. It is anything but ideal. However, you have to do what makes you happy and why not experience it if you can!

    As far as what location may be low on YN3's, that is impossible to guess right now. You don't even have orders to school. What is low today may be over billeted tomorrow. So there is no way to predict that future. I think getting your hubby into a school like you suggest is a great idea. Something that he can take with him as you move for your career. Any profession that can easily move around is a great choice. Everywhere you go someone will have a car or truck that needs to be fixed. So mechanics is never a bad choice.
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    As a YN3 you will likely go to a SPO or a large cutter (think 378' or NSC). As far as billets go, in school you'll get a list of what's available to your class. You'll put them in order of preference and hope for the best. Sector Lake Michigan (Milwaukee) is really small, you would be cosmically lucky if was available out of "A" school. You should contact them and find out if they have a YN3 billet.
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    My husband went to Sector Lake Michigan right out of a-school. So it is possible, but as others have said, the stars have to align just right.
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    At "A" school your billet list will probably look something like this.
    PPC Topeka
    Random Base
    PPC Topeka
    Random Cutter
    PPC Topeka
    Random Base
    PPC Topeka
    PPC Topeka
    PPC Topeka
    Etc..PPC Topeka

    If it is during transfer season then it will probably look like this:
    PPC Topeka
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    Well Topeka is the height of US travel... everyone wants to go there! LOL
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    Many moons ago, I asked my recruiter where the CG gets stationed. He gave me the standard answer of the Coastal US including Hawaii, Guam, Alaska, PR and Kansas.

    Me: Kansas? How do you guard the coast from Kansas?
    Recruiter: You don't see any of the coast missing do you?
    Me: Where do I sign?

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    The Ohio River Valley is known as, "The Cornfield Coast Guard."
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    I would be fine with Kansas. MK1 Klinzing was one of my CCs and he joked about Kansas all the time I think I was the only one thinking Kansas wouldn't be a bad gig, neither would Ohio River area. Both those places are similar to the corn field and agriculture based Illinois I grew up in and love! I think the idea of such unknows just make me nervous and now its not just for my well being but my husbands and he sometimes hada realy hard time understanding the Coast Guard and military ways. I try my best to explain things to him and its even harder being a non-rate with so little expirence to tell him what it could be like not just how it is right now.
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    I try my best to explain things to him and its even harder being a non-rate with so little expirence to tell him what it could be like not just how it is right now.


    Rest assured once you're rated life changes for the better. Not every unit operates the same as a Station, and as a YN I don't think you'll ever be going back to one. For me the unknowns are the best part of the job.. You never know who you might meet, or what they might say.
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    Very few stations have YNs and I think they are all independent duty YN2s.
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    I am going to be heading over to YN "A" school this summer. Does anyone have any tips that they learned that they can pass along? Specific items that are helpful to have, etc? Thanks
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    Posted By NargilFenris on 10 Jul 2013 09:24 AM
    At "A" school your billet list will probably look something like this.
    PPC Topeka
    Random Base
    PPC Topeka
    Random Cutter
    PPC Topeka
    Random Base
    PPC Topeka
    PPC Topeka
    PPC Topeka
    Etc..PPC Topeka

    If it is during transfer season then it will probably look like this:
    PPC Topeka


    Not sure where you came up with that list.  Nobody in my YN "A" school got a cutter or Topeka.  One person actually became a driver for a three star.  Just know that almost any place the Coast Guard is, you can be stationed.  Oklahoma, one person in my clas was stationed there and one in Kentucky as well.
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    Posted By Livindalife on 15 Jan 2013 06:26 PM
    For YN a school yes its trops Monday-Wednesday.


    When I was there in '07 it was trops Monday-Thursday and ODUs Friday.  They must have changed it when Chief James left.
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    Not sure where you came up with that list.  Nobody in my YN "A" school got a cutter or Topeka.  One person actually became a driver for a three star.  Just know that almost any place the Coast Guard is, you can be stationed.  Oklahoma, one person in my clas was stationed there and one in Kentucky as well.


    What would be the point of using a Yeoman as a driver? It seems a waste of a rated person. Why not just use a non-rate?
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    Does anyone know, if in the past, more classes are added once a budget comes out for the next year? Or if the budget is even a factor? I am projected to go Jan 2015, just curious if I should expect to go sooner when the FY15 budget is released (of course, that is if it's released before January.)that's all,  thanks!
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    Budget plays a role, as well as separations and retirements. I would say by now, the schools should have their dates pretty much firmly set for the upcoming fiscal year. I wouldn't expect too many changes for the immediate future.
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    Awesome thank you SKCS and congratulations on the promotion!
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    Currently in A-school and the billet list was really variable. No cutters, but this is what I remember
    4 Kansas
    2 Conneticut
    3 Alaska
    3 Virginia
    2 Florida
    1 Texas
    1 Tennessee
    2 California
    ...I might have forgotten one or two, but that's what it looked like this time
    Also, we did Texas Hill last Thursday. I couldnt breathe due to alergies in the area, but muscle wise it wasnt as horrifying as some people make it out to be. And I am NOT a runner. The PT test was not too bad either. If you show effort, you pass.
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    Kansas


    Kind of a funny story.. Many moons ago when I was being recruited into the CG, I asked my recruiter (an MK1) where the CG is stationed. "We're all over the continental U.S., Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico.. Kansas."

    "Kansas? How are you supposed to guard the coast from Kansas?"

    "You don't see any of the coast missing do you?"

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    I'm really interested in this rate and I ship to BC in February. If, during my time at BC, I'm still leaning towards this rate, should I put in my dream sheet that I am interested in this rating and hope to be put in a station with a YN so I can really observe and see if this is the rating for me? I just wouldn't want to be a non-rate at a small station without a YN and never really see what the job is like before I apply for A school. Also, the wait list is 3-6 months now, is that what it has been trending at lately? I'm hoping it doesn't increase by the time I apply.

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    It honestly doesn't matter what you put on your dream sheet, you go where your going to go. Honestly there isn't much to observe with the Yeoman rating. The only question you need to ask yourself is do you want to sit at a desk for 8 hours and go home almost ever night (unless on duty). I love being YN. I YNs I work with are agreat bunch of people, it's like a little family. You'll see as a non-rate how BMs and MKs treat each other. Obviously there are some YNs who are scetchy but overall we help each other when needed and I go home every night to be with my family. Anything you need to know about YN I can help you out.
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    Yeoman "A" school is primarily about learning how a unit - any size unit operates.  You will learn more in this school in a "general business" manner than most any other outside of cadet training.  Once a person is trained in unit cohesion and personnel management,  most likely you will do one of two things:  You will either work at a unit in personnel or in unit priorities.  Although you are often called upon to be involved in your unit's primary mission, you are still a "Document's Petty Officer" first.  So while the other guys are taking care of your unit's equipment related to They're specialty (Machinist Mate, Boatswains Mate, Damage Control, etc.), you will be (chances are) at a computer, mail room, or even a Commander's personal secretary.  But YOU will have access to information and that is intended for 'the power's that be' to make decisions.  You will still stand duty - as ALL do.  And during operations of a mission (whether that's on a Search & Rescue or Pollution Investigation or servicing a LORAN Station) you will be in that ship/boat right along side your fellow comrades. 
      I would say the Advantage found in Yeoman "A" is the ability to use what you've learned in most any Business of any kind.  Unlike other "A" schools where you learn a specific 'trade' (Electrical, Communications, Plumbing, Cooking for many) where you're pretty much limited to Those jobs - A Yeoman can fit into most any well-paying job.  The training will also make most college courses quite easy to handle - giving your G.I. Bill more worth.  (I personally suggest making a habit of learning a second language - which will get you even farther in the World than you can imagine !!)

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    My husband is wanting to go to yeoman a school, but is this going to screw us location wise? We would really love to be stationed somewhere in district 13 where we are from or 11, or even the east coast. We were hoping him joining the coast guard would keep us away from landlocked states like Kansas and Texas. I know nothing is guaranteed, but would getting district13 or 11 even be an option?
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    Better look again at a map... Texas is NOT a landlocked state. There is a chance a YN could be in Kansas. But if you don't ask for it, it probably won't happen.
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    Actually Kansas has an above average possiblity because it is where PPC is. PPC has a large number of Yeoman compared to other locations. If your not picky about staying on the Coast then you have more of a possiblity not getting Kansas but every year there seems to be like 4 or 5 positions at PPC (more than anywhere else).
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    In my A-school, out of 24 picks, 4 wound up going to Topeka. They seem pretty content though. 2 wound up in Corpus Christi, and Texas City, TX.
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    I was told that YN A school is 8 weeks. Can anyone tell me when would be the check-in and check-out dates for the upcoming 4JAN16 YN A school? According to my calculations, Jan 1st and Feb 27th. Is this right?

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    All the convening class dates are on the actual A school lists at the top
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    I can see the convening dates on the A-School list but I am actually wondering is when one would be finished. So if anyone who recently graduated from YN-A would share when he/she reported in and when the last day was, it'd be highly appreciated.

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    Monday (convening) to Friday is week 1. The 8th Friday is the end of week 8, but I believe YN students graduate on Thursdays. So...do the math. You check in the weekend before and out the day of graduation. When you get orders, you will get your exact dates.
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    I was browsing the A-school list http://www.uscg.mil/epm/AO/Non-Rate...ements.asp and noticed that the Yeoman distance program had recently been updated with a big "SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE"

    Any gouge on what happened to it? Just curious more than anything.
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    I have been looking into a few different rates but have narrowed it down between OS and YN. I know both rates are similar billet wise. As a YN would I be on any 210's or is it mostly just NSC's?

    If I were a land billet as an OS it would most likely be a sector but I heard they are trying to push more OS's to get seatime is this the same for a YN?

    Last question I promise, Is YN A school the same as OS for choosing of billets based upon time in service and sea time?
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    We have a YN on our 210, it's considered independent duty. There's definitely enough work on them as a YN.
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    How long do I have to be a YN3 to upgrade to YN2?

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    Any idea on where a YN3 is likely to be stationed?
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    Is this a good rate for people interested in the Social Work field?  Sounds like the closest thing in the Coast Guard if I wanted to get a rate similar to my ideal civilian career, but I'm not sure if they're actually really at all related.
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    Posted By Yeo1st on 08 Jan 2015 11:06 AM
    Yeoman "A" school is primarily about learning how a unit - any size unit operates.  You will learn more in this school in a "general business" manner than most any other outside of cadet training.  Once a person is trained in unit cohesion and personnel management,  most likely you will do one of two things:  You will either work at a unit in personnel or in unit priorities.  Although you are often called upon to be involved in your unit's primary mission, you are still a "Document's Petty Officer" first.  So while the other guys are taking care of your unit's equipment related to They're specialty (Machinist Mate, Boatswains Mate, Damage Control, etc.), you will be (chances are) at a computer, mail room, or even a Commander's personal secretary.  But YOU will have access to information and that is intended for 'the power's that be' to make decisions.  You will still stand duty - as ALL do.  And during operations of a mission (whether that's on a Search & Rescue or Pollution Investigation or servicing a LORAN Station) you will be in that ship/boat right along side your fellow comrades
      I would say the Advantage found in Yeoman "A" is the ability to use what you've learned in most any Business of any kind.  Unlike other "A" schools where you learn a specific 'trade' (Electrical, Communications, Plumbing, Cooking for many) where you're pretty much limited to Those jobs - A Yeoman can fit into most any well-paying job.  The training will also make most college courses quite easy to handle - giving your G.I. Bill more worth.  (I personally suggest making a habit of learning a second language - which will get you even farther in the World than you can imagine !!)


    This is great to hear. I didn't want to just be stuck behind a computer. So you are saying that Yeomen still can go out on SAR and do some LE out on the seas?

    I am not a big mechanical type guy. I am good with people. Law enforcement and security I can do. Rescue and medical I enjoy. But I am not big with construction, mechanics, physical labor, engineering, and so forth.

    I am going to have a Bachelor's in Social Work and almost tried to lateral move into a position within the USMC when I was in that focused on people's careers in the military, billets available, helping them with packages, and so forth. Career counselor of sorts. I really enjoy that.

    I am thinking of Yeoman or ME. Your thoughts? (Open question to all as well, please -- thanks!)
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    If you are a YN on a big boat you will definitely have the opportunity to get involved in things like help ops, damage control, and even boardings, but those things are considered collateral duties. The majority of your workday will be spent at a computer and it will be up to you to get those extra qualifications in your free time. Just keep that in mind.

    Overall, though, if you want the best of both worlds, I recommend getting underway.
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    Thank you. So it essentially is not a guarantee or something I can really choose (to go underway)? In essence, primary work and only sure thing would be admin work.
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    Hello everyone I have a question that I haven't found an answer to. I am considering different rates and one of them in YN. I really would like to go to school (college) while in the CG. Would YN be a good rate to do that. I know this can depend on which unit I might be stationed at but for the most part would being a YN give me the most liberty or time to go to college at the same time in the afternoons?

    Also if anyone has gone to school with serving, have you taken classes at your local college or done them online? if online, which are some schools that work with the military? Thanks for all the help.
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    I'm currently taking a class online as a non rate on a cutter. I can't image how easy it would be as a YN at a sector or any land unit.
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    06 Sep 2016 12:41 PM
    Posted By JRM on 04 Sep 2016 10:40 PM
    but for the most part would being a YN give me the most liberty or time to go to college at the same time in the afternoons?


    I know a lot of people join the military for the college money. I get it, that's a sweet incentive to serve. However, if you are looking for a rating where you will get the most liberty time to do what is best for you, seriously consider staying a civilian. It just sounds like you are using this to the best of all advantages for you and nothing towards needs of the service or needs of your shipmates.
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    22 Nov 2016 06:16 PM
    I just wanted some information on the abilities to go to college while being a YN and serving in the CG. While I served in the Marines I had no time to go to school. I just want to make sure that I can get a degree while also serving.
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    25 Nov 2016 05:35 PM
    Posted By JRM on 22 Nov 2016 07:16 PM
    I just wanted some information on the abilities to go to college while being a YN and serving in the CG. While I served in the Marines I had no time to go to school. I just want to make sure that I can get a degree while also serving.
    Much of that will depend on where you're stationed.  It goes without saying that if you're in a land billet, it will be easier to attend college than if you're in an afloat billet

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    05 Dec 2016 08:02 PM
    thanks
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    07 Jan 2017 08:06 PM
    How long did you wait for A school after completing basic training?
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    09 Feb 2017 07:02 AM
    Posted By Tanywka on 07 Jan 2017 09:06 PM
    How long did you wait for A school after completing basic training?
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    When I talked to my recruiter he told me as reservist you'd go to A school within the year of joining, wait time was about 0-6 months. I don't know anything about AD
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    30 Apr 2017 03:42 PM
    Also if anyone has gone to school with serving, have you taken classes at your local college or done them online? if online, which are some schools that work with the military?


    Hey, I'm kinda late to this, but thought I'd join in just in case it's still helpful.

    So first, I agree that any land billet will make it much easier to attend college than an afloat billet. Not only does the operational schedule of a cutter make it difficult to take classes, but you may not have great internet while underway. YN is a rate that is usually (but not always) land based.So yes, if its your goal to get a degree while in the Coast Guard, YN might be a good choice.

    Second, picking a college- check out this list of top ranked military friendly colleges. I would personally search for one that allows you to earn your degree entirely online so that you don't have to transfer schools when you PCS to your next unit. I picked my college from this list- Fort Hays State U. I'm stationed on a cutter, and taking one class per semester is definitely difficult enough to manage, but I still recommend trying it. I'm using Tuition Assistance, which is a really great cg perk to take advantage of.

    http://www.bestcolleges.com/feature...-colleges/
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    02 May 2017 05:21 PM
    Tuition Assistance is expected to run out in May 2017 and will be suspended for the remainder of the fiscal year then re-evaluated.
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    07 Apr 2018 10:48 PM
    I’m interested in the yeomen rate. How long is the wait list for yeoman A school? Is A school at your own pace? Do yeomen have height and weight standards? I met a yeoman at meps and she kept saying she doesn’t have height and weight standards because she isn’t operational. What does that mean?
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    08 Apr 2018 09:45 PM
    Posted By seadog9 on 07 Apr 2018 11:48 PM
    I’m interested in the yeomen rate. How long is the wait list for yeoman A school? Is A school at your own pace? Do yeomen have height and weight standards? I met a yeoman at meps and she kept saying she doesn’t have height and weight standards because she isn’t operational. What does that mean?

    That means she's not being truthful.  CG members are weighed in every six months, April and October.  You have to meet those standards regardless of whether or not you're in an operational billet or not.
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