So I'm currently an E-4 infantryman in the Connecticut Army National Guard. I've done one deployment to Afghanistan in 2010. I still have 1 year and 4 months on my Army Guard contract. Now I'm a police officer in Maryland and I'm looking to get into the Coast Guard reserve down here instead of transferring to another Army Guard unit. I'm very interested in the ME rating though from what I've gathered, it will be a few years until I could go to the school. I'm also uncertain if I would attend the 3 week course or the 8 week boot camp. I'm very green when it comes to information on how this can be done or what I should do, so any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!