Long story short, my enlistment is up in June.
I do not want to transfer, and plan to affiliate with the reserve component at my current duty station. There is a spot, I'm qualified, it works out well.
With that said, my long term goal is to become a P.A. (physician assistant not public affairs).
My current duty station, and most in the branch for my specific rate, do not yield an opportunity for me to attend the required classes for PA prereqs.
I would love to apply for the USCG program, but can't do so without these classes. So, I'm planning to separate & go to school.
Here is my thinking:
Complete prereqs and resume my enlistment within the 24mth window allowed by temporary separation. At that time, apply for the USCG PA program. If I get in, retire with the USCG. If not, complete my tour and retire as a reservist.
Here's my question: let's say I take the temp Sep option and 18mths from now I'm accepted into a civilian PA school, life is grand, and I do not want to return to Active Duty. Do I simply not request a re-enlistment? I can't find anything in the manuals that tells me whether or not I am required to reenlist under this separation option.
Any experience or information is appreciated.