Good day gents,
I am currently in the Marines and have been for the past 8 years. I have been looking into the Coast Guard for about 1-2 years. After some research and a lot of phone calls I have found out one thing for sure, that recruiters will not even give me the time of day. I have a big issue with this problem. I have read about the rate change but not one recruiter will talk to me about this. I have gone as far as getting some numbers from DC. I know they really can not do anything until I have a DD-214 in hand but i would like to try to get something going now. I have about 1 year left and I can not take a chance of getting out and not have anything rolling. I have a wife and a child to think of. This is what i know as of now.
1. I will have to get out and what to see if I can get my rate that i want.
2. No one will really sit down and talk to me about the workings of what would happen.
3. The rate change package nobody again will talk to me about how to go about trying to get this done
4. They will not give me options
In short gents I would like options and somebody to talk to me about the routes we could take to try to make this happen. I know the Coast Guard is a small unique group and they have no issues with getting their numbers but i feel as if I have something i could bring to the table as well.
I am a SSgt and an C school instructor for the V-22 Osprey mechanics. I have been on the program since their return to flight in 2003. Gone through the Operation Evaluation as well as a deployment in IRAQ. I am authorized to wear the Naval Aircrew insignia, And Combat Aircrew insignia. I am as qualified as I can be at this point in time ( CDQAR, Plane Capt, Confined Space entry, ect) Also I have my A&P License through the FAA. This is tough trying to get my answers. Thank you in advance to all who help.