Prior Service Navy wanting to join the Coast Guard
Last Post 21 Jan 2011 07:41 PM by chukles. 5 Replies.
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28 Dec 2010 07:21 PM
    Hello,
    I have a few questions about trying to join the coast guard after i leave the navy:

    1.  Do I have to go to CG Bootcamp?
    2.  I want to do the Maritime Law Enforcement rating, how difficult is that to get?  I am very interested in this rating.
    3.  What is the age cutoff?
    4.  My other rating choice would be HS, because i am currently a hospital corpsman.  Would that be easier to get?

    Thanks for your time in advance.  I would really like to move to the Coast Guard!
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    06 Jan 2011 10:11 PM
    I would like to know the answer to this as well.. I am also currently a navy corpsman (wishing I went USCG!!!).
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    07 Jan 2011 05:05 AM
    Yes, you will have to go to boot camp. Although a truncated version.
    If you qualify by ASVAB and Physical, the ME rating is not difficult to get. All schools in the Coast Guard have a minimum 1 year wait due to space availability.
    Age cut off is adjusted by constructive age. Your recruiter will be able to crunch the numbers for you.
    HS is the same route as ME initially. HS is not on the open rate, so your recruiter will best be able to guide you.

    The kicker to this, is you will drop to E3 upon entry into the Coast Guard. If you are within 6 months of separation, get with your recruiter now. You will need to start the recruitment from scratch. New Test/Phys etc. The delays for entry can be lengthy.
    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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    07 Jan 2011 04:51 PM
    Posted By Doncorleyone on 06 Jan 2011 11:11 PM
    I would like to know the answer to this as well.. I am also currently a navy corpsman (wishing I went USCG!!!).


    What exactly is a Navy Corpse-man anyway? Sorry I had to LOL
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    21 Jan 2011 07:27 PM
    Thank You chukles for your info. So if I'm understanding this right, i would come into the coast guard as a non rate for 1 year. is this correct? thanks again.

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    21 Jan 2011 07:41 PM
    Looking at a minimum of a year, and possible 2 or more years. It all depends on school availability.
    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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