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How does education actually work while active duty?
Last Post 04 Sep 2012 08:09 AM by coastguardveteran. 4 Replies.
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18 Aug 2012 09:34 PM
    How does it actually work while active duty? I am planning on getting a Masters Degree (probably from A.M.U.) over the course of my enlistment. I was wanting to know how I would actually work on the classes. Would I do them on my free time or is there a designated time for students enrolled? If I am deployed to a cutter, could I still work on the classes? (The second one may be an AMU question).

    To anyone who got their degree while in, how was it for you?

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    18 Aug 2012 10:04 PM
    You work on them on your own time. That's the price you pay for TA.
    “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ― Bruce Lee
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    18 Aug 2012 10:11 PM

    Posted By Gears on 18 Aug 2012 11:04 PM
    You work on them on your own time. That's the price you pay for TA.


    Do you know if you can still work on classes while deployed on a cutter?
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    19 Aug 2012 06:50 AM
    It depends on how much internet connection you need.
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    04 Sep 2012 08:09 AM
    In addition to everything mentioned you'll need approval from your command. Sadly, I had a command at my first unit that did not see the need for education. He said he "didn't want us to turn into liberal hippies" if we went to the college in town. I know other commands that encourage education and even offer classes on base for CG members.
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