I am trying to find a career with the coastguard, but I don't want to make the mistake of going reserves if an active position is possible. It is not that I don't trust the recruiter, but I have had lazy recruiters in the Navy who could have put me back in active but just "assumed" I wasn't interested in programs like SEAL/SWCC, and overall did not tell me the reality of the recruiting needs.
I am prior Navy (Aviation Ordnanceman/Gunners Mate) and I have been off active since 2010 RE-1. I am currently a Police Officer for the department of defense. I am 28 years old, and I collect 15 percent disability from the VA (which I was told can be put in hiatus status).
I was told when I called the local recruiter that I was disqualified from octobers upcoming active duty hiring surge because I have been out of active duty for too long, and because I am 28 and could not be considered for starting over at e1 either. does this sound right? The information I read contradicts what the recruiter has told me over the phone.