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Last Post 26 Mar 2014 04:56 PM by thestormiscoming. 3 Replies.
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26 Mar 2014 10:37 AM
    I have been on these forums for months now but have not officially introduced myself.  I am 25 living in Palo Alto, California and am currently in DEP, I ship out May 5th.  I am a college graduate and a former NCAA All-American freestyler.  The last three years I have worked in aquatics as a professional swim coach, as well as a lifeguard, pool operator and Red Cross instructor, teaching CPR, First Aid and lifeguarding certification courses.  While I love what I do, I am at a point in my life where there are still things that I want to try and if I don't do them now, I may never. 

    So I made the jump and enlisted.  I have thought about joining the military on and off since I was a teenager, and the Coast Guard or Navy had always been my tyop two choices.  Right now I am looking to become an AST.  A lot of people asked me why I didn't go officer, I told them that I spent more time in college in the pool than in the classroom, so AST seemed like a much better fit for me.  I am really excited for this change in my life and I am keeping my mind open to other rates as well.  I have also looked at AET and AMT, as well as several other rates.  I believe that no matter what rate I end up doing, this is going to be something that I really enjoy doing.
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    26 Mar 2014 10:53 AM
    I've seen a few of your posts, glad to meet you. Best of luck with everything. Keep an open mind about the rates... simply because if you choose the right one and do what you truly love, you will never work a day in the CG. It can be a lot of fun and really rewarding. Let us know if you have any questions, you know we are happy to help.
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    26 Mar 2014 02:43 PM
    Enjoy your journey...5/5 will be an awesome day for sure.
    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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    26 Mar 2014 04:56 PM
    Choose the rating that suites you the most after basic and it is likely that you'll be hooked for 20+ years.
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