Hello everyone. I have a strong interest in special operation units. I've been deciding on which branch to join based on which job fits me best. There's a lot of information out there about DOD units but information on MSRT is hard to come by.
I know I can't try out for it directly like in other branches with their own similar teams. How would I best prepare myself and increase my chances for selection somewhere far down the road? My fitness level is respectable and I know that helps in general. Would speaking foreign languages help? (Specifically Spanish and Arabic). I last heard they increased the tours on these teams to 6 years. Is there any information on whether it'll eventually become a permanent assignment for those who desire it?
Just fishing for more information. I do prefer the Coast Guard over the other branches because I respect it's balance between life saving duties, warfare duties, and the endless other objectives it's been tasked with. And something tells me I would feel more at home in this branch.
For me my interest would be in the LE assignments. I know the MSRT just came back from a 5 month deployment overseas. Does anyone know where I can keep up with news about this unit?
It saddens me there's no information about the work these guys are doing. I've seen post by MSRT members on SOCNET alluding to their hopes of receiving recognition for their abilities. And I've also seen a lot of Coasties that are a part of "big coast guard" knocking the unit and downplaying the need for it. It seems to me a little PR would help so I'm hoping there's some kind of information source out there that I've missed.