My boyfriend of over 2 years has decided to join the Coast Guard. He has only just started his application process, but in four months I will be moving to Ecuador for five months so we are trying to get everything figured out sooner rather than later! I have so many questions and I don't know anyone who has been in the Coast Guard! We have had a long distance relationship since we met (We met on a cruise ship January 2013) and we are both very ready to be in the same place and will be married as soon as I am able to finish school (VERY long story why we aren't in the same state yet). With him going into the Coast Guard and potentially being assigned somewhere when I get back, we are worried about how things are going to work out!
1. How long does the process typically take until you are sent off to bootcamp?
2. I am in the middle of my schooling right now and need to finish ASAP. How long are you typically in one place at a time? I have about 2-3 years left and transferring schools is difficult in the middle of a major because every school is so different!
3. With jobs, how easy is it to find a job that will hire you for a few years at a time? What kind of jobs do you Coastie Wives have? I have yet to decide what I'm going to school for but I know that it needs to be something I can go place to place with but I have no idea what kind of jobs are like that!
4. How long ahead do you know when you will be moving? Is it only months? Is it at least a year?
It may seem silly cause we're only just dating, but we are very serious about being together and making this work! We've got a lot to figure out as you can see
Thanks ahead of time!!