To start, I have been working with a
recruiter that seems to be very motivated and knowledgeable but I have been
informed that ultimately the decision is in the hands of the people at MEPS.
When I returned from Iraq in January of 2011,
I started talking with active army recruiters about getting on active duty.
They informed me that the only thing available was special forces for E1-E4. During
the process I was promoted to E-5 closing that door. I went to the USCG
recruiter and started the paperwork. Between paperwork for my lasic surgery and
medical clearance for cutting the tip of my thumb off, I had all my ducks in a
row one year later. MEPS stated that they wanted a fresh 368. My unit pulled my
conditional release to send me to the Warrior Leader Course to make me eligible
for E6. I have just started the 368 process again.
Are the people at MEPS trying
to delay me long enough for me to lose interest or are there really positions
available for prior service?
I am an Infantry soldier. I’m Air Assault
qualified. I have my Expert Infantryman Badge. I earned the Leadership award,
Distinguished Honor Graduate and the
award in WLC. I max my pt test. I
am 27 yrs old. I have five years in the ARNG. I have been on one deployment to
Iraq. I have been the assistant squad leader for my BN sniper section for two
years. I just got selected to be an Infantry instructor and should be promoted
by February to E6. I have never been in trouble with UCMJ or civilian. I shoot
expert with every weapon system I have ever shot. I have 54 college credits. I
am currently enrolled in the State Fire College. I am married with one child. I
scored 77 on the asvab and my gt score is 112. I have a secret clearance. No
ailments. No LOD’s.
I want to go into ME with the intentions of
applying for MSRT but, I will be willing to take any job, enlist as E1 and
attend basic (which I believe I have to anyway). Can anyone give me an educated
guess if I am wasting my time or if the USCG has a desire to allow me to prove
It is not my intention to brag by any means
as I am just a weekend warrior but motivated none the less. I just want to
express that I am highly motivated and humble and very willing to start from
the bottom if given the opportunity.