I am currently in the process of joining the CG reserves as an ME. I am a full time law enforcement officer with 3 years of experience. I qualify for the DEPOT program to enter the CG as an ME and will be able to by-pass A school.
I am specifically interested in joining a PSU, but I see the only one in Florida is in Clearwater, which is about a 4 and a half hour drive for me. A few other officers in my department were prior CG or are CG reserves, but none of them in a PSU. They told me reservists usually get to choose their drill weekends, or attend extended drills to fulfill their requirements.
Any PSU members on here who can shed some light on how drill weekends work for a PSU? Also, how are the deployments to GITMO? I’ve read that they are approximately 9 months long. Any insight on how much you get to communicate with your family while deployed to GITMO (I’m married and a father of 2)? I’ve also read that they can visit you on base over there, any of that accurate? I’ve asked my recruiter some of these questions, but he doesn’t have any PSU experience and doesn’t seem to be too familiar with how things work within a PSU. I can definitely see that there is a push for PSU within the office, as they have magazines and posters promoting it, to go along with a 10k enlistment bonus, which is pretty sweet on top of the fact that it is the unit I am specifically interested in.