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College through the Coast Guard or Navy
Last Post 27 Nov 2012 09:09 AM by Bells. 5 Replies.
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25 Nov 2012 08:52 PM
    I am 17 and a Junior in high school. I now have to start looking toward college and ways to pay for it, and one of the ways i thought of was ROTC programs. The problem is I want to attend the University of Alaska in Juneau, which has a Coast Guard base in town. Now my Dad has talk to a friend in the Coast Guard and he has said that it is a long shot but it might be possible to go through college as a part of the Coast Guard and the Navy would pay and I would train with the on the base in town. then when i graduate i would enroll in the Coast Guard and they would pay back the Navy. My degree would be in Marine Biology, so that might get me a career in the Coast Guard as well, but I was wondering if this COULD be possible, and what people I would have to talk to and see this through. If someone could help me with this I would be very grateful.
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    26 Nov 2012 07:18 AM
    I think your dad was given incorrect information, or there was a miscommunication. There's no Coast Guard ROTC program like that.
    You can meet the standard, or you can set the standard. It's your choice.
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    26 Nov 2012 06:33 PM
    Juneau's nice though! But ya the Navy and the CG are not going to do that. The closest thing is a CSPI program that you apply to when you are a junior/senior at your college, or to go to a merchant marine school and then they'll will set you up with the commission into the Coast Guard.
    Take what you like and leave the rest behind.
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    26 Nov 2012 07:34 PM
    You apply for the commission when you go to a maritime academy. It's not a given.
    You can meet the standard, or you can set the standard. It's your choice.
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    26 Nov 2012 10:12 PM
    ok, thanks guys
    thats all i needed
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    27 Nov 2012 09:09 AM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._academies

    This will point you in the right direction /\
    Take what you like and leave the rest behind.
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