I am currently a ME2 with almost 5 years in the CG Reserve. I have obtained most of my rate specific quals and have deployed to Kuwait ISO OIF. I have really enjoyed my time as a reservist. The time has come, however, that I want to be an active duty Coastie. I spoke with a recruiter, and here is what I found out: he offered to bring me onboard as a SNME with an automatic advancement to ME3 after 6 months. I also asked about HS (I am a civilian paramedic) and was told that it would be possible, but expect an extended wait for 'A' school.
I guess my biggest question, how are rated SN treated? How hard would it be going from a 31 year old 2nd class PO to a SN? Any input from Coasties that have gone this route would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again.