Like most, if not all, on this site I am looking to sign up with the Coast Guard. My final question comes down to going all the way with Active Duty, or Reserve. I was looking to get some help and see if you guys could help me out a little, because so far this site has been the most helpful.
Now I was looking to possibly do the Reserve because I have a fantastic paying job that I was able to get with only a few years of college under my belt. The job is basically something I would of applied for out of College so thats why I stopped going and now currently work full time. Now with my company what do I have to inform them of if I sign up to do the Reserve (if I even can get through it all to become a Coast Guard Reserve)? Will I still be able to work here or do I have to find employment else where closer to the base I would be working at? My job is here in Orlando, Florida.
The other option I was going with would be to shoot for Active Duty full time Coast Guard. I believe that me working at a desk M-F 8am-5pm is just not doing anything for me. I believe that I can do better for myself and my Country by signing with the Coast Guards. I currently am living with my girlfriend of 2 years and so if I make it through all the tests and BC and get shipped off to Kodiak or somewhere like that what happens with that? Can we still have a place together up there? She has been more than understanding but because I care so much I would like to find this out.
I just want to thank all that reply to this because any input is better than none. I have many more questions but these are some I have right now. I know that some of these questions are something so far in the future that my first worry should be to even make it to Boot Camp