I've been visiting this forum for nearly two years now. Last year I
decided to take the first step and contact a Coast Guard recruiter. As
of today, I'm in the DEP and shipping out in a few weeks. I'm absolutely
stoked! (I'll be meeting my CC on my birthday!
My recruiter was impressed that he didn't have to go over much with me.
Doing research and pouring over the posts here really paid off. I'm
thankful for this site and the community members that go out of their way to answer questions and make people feel welcome. You all helped me make this happen!