I am currently in the air national guard and am looking to go active duty in the coast guard. I am curious how my reserve time would transfer over to active time. prior to the air guard i was a MP in the army guard with a deployment under my belt and prior to that was in the USMC. My recruiter told me if my time adds up right that there would be a alternative to boot camp so that I could keep my rank. I have been an E-4 for an exact month shy of 4 years. Any help would be greatly appreciated.