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Going back in the Reserves...
Last Post 10 Oct 2012 01:47 AM by sea78. 3 Replies.
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09 Oct 2012 09:00 PM
    ...or at least currently in the process of applying. I was in the CG from 97-01 as an EM, plus 2 years in the reserves. I've been playing around in the civilian world for the last decade, got a degree, went back and forth between short term jobs, eventually landing a job with NOAA as a survey technician and general vessel assistant in the relief pool for their fleet.

    Next week I go to MEPS and take the ASVAB! Looking forward to that! Not 100% sure what rating I want to go for though. I want it to be somewhat related to my job with NOAA as a survey tech, but they have to know a little bit of everything: computers, various machinery/equipment, oceanography, etc. I'm considering ET, MST, DC, EM, maybe even OS, all of which there are openings in my district.  I would love to become a DC if I were to go to a unit where you can do a little bit of everything, not just welding as I heard is often the case. ET might be a little over my head with all the logic stuff but the general maintaing, operating, installation of shipboard electronics interests me a lot. MST sounds like it would tap into my environmental and martime law regulation interests. That's what I'm leaning towards. Down the road I might consider the SRDC program before hitting the age limit. Actually that's what I was originally wanted to do but it's too late this year to apply.

    So are there any other NOAA folk out there? Any others just getting back in after a decade or so out?

    Also, anyone know what the dates are for Depot in 2013?

    Thanks, I better get back to studying.

    Scott
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    09 Oct 2012 09:14 PM
    Welcome aboard. Best of luck with everything. I have known a couple of NOAA guys, some really terrific sailors.
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    09 Oct 2012 09:30 PM
    Welcome...enjoy your journey!
    I want to finally set it free, So show me how to see what Your mercy sees, Help me now to give what You gave to me...Forgiveness, Forgiveness
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