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Guaranteed jobs?
Last Post 08 Sep 2016 11:14 PM by m1ashooter. 3 Replies.
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08 Sep 2016 05:35 PM
    Hey everyone, 
    Iv'e read a lot of posts talking about the topic here and I'm not exactly seeing my question pop up. What I'm curious about is whether or not it's possible to get a guaranteed slot for ME "A" School prior to shipping or even leaving for boot camp. I'm a prior service Marine and will be going in as an E-3, so far all I've found out is that the only guaranteed jobs are FS and OS but once you get on an A School list you will be locked onto that school as long as you don't get put on a disciplinary status. Also, is it true that E-3's get bumped up on the list ahead of the E-2's?

    So far all I've done is gone to MEPS to get a new physical. I've yet to sign any papers locking me into anything and just want to see if there is anything that I can get in writing that states I will be going to ME. 

    --Thanks for the help in advance!
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    08 Sep 2016 08:27 PM
    No rating is guaranteed, with the exception of OS and FS
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    08 Sep 2016 08:36 PM
    On your question on E3 and E2, yes. If you put your name on the list as an E3 due to prior experience, you are put ahead of E2s. But it's usually not a lot of E2s on the list. What is more important is you get fully qualified in 4 months so you can have your command sign your A school request. The date of your command endorsement is what matters.
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    08 Sep 2016 11:14 PM
    I believe this is the current directive of guaranteed A Schools out of Boot Camp and bonuses. These positions are critically staffed hence the bonus to enlist and the guarantee of A school right out of Boot Camp. It seems a lot of people want to be ME's and the list is 24 months.

    https://www.uscg.mil/announcements/alcoast/346-15_ALCOAST.txt

    August A school list.

    https://www.uscg.mil/EPM/docs/A-SchoolList.pdf

    You can get on the ME A school list by completing the quals for your unit, must wait 4 months from boot camp graduation and be recommended by your command. After that you wait until your name comes up. One also has to have a ASVAB high enough to qualify for the job.

    My son who is an E3 has a 31 year old prior service Marine shipmate who is also a E3 that graduated a few companies ago. His shipmate spent 6 years in the Corps and has a family. He transitioned into the Coast Guard at the end of his enlistment.
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