My fiancé is thinking about enlisting in the Coast Guard some time within the next year, and I have a couple questions...thanks so much to anybody that can answer them for me
- Are families always moved together? Are there any stations where the family cannot move? When my dad was in the Coast Guard, he remembers being stationed at S. Caicos, and there were a few married men whose wives did not live with them. I'm just wondering if this is still a common occurrence or if it was different when he was there.
- My fiancé's friend from school told him that there are certain jobs where he could just be working 9-5 and never have to be away from home for long. Is this actually true? If it makes any difference, he will be commissioning as an officer if he decides to join. I don't know much about the Coast Guard, so I don't know if there are certain job opportunities like that available for officers that are not available to non-officers.