So its my understanding that the reserves have the majority of ME school billets. I am currently in the process of enlisting for active duty ( if I can ever get the chance to take the asvab!), with the sole intention of becoming ME. The Coast Guards maritime law enforcement role is what sold me on enlistment and I would hope to be assigned to an MSRT unit.
My question is could one enlist in the reserves, get their slot, and then lateral transfer to active duty with their rate? Or could this take just as long as the active duty route?
Also I am assuming that MSRT, TACLET and other DOG units (except the strike teams) are composed mostly of MEs. Is this correct?
I'm not trying to get unfair advantage on anyone, but I turn 26 this month and I can feel the clock ticking!