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Active Duty AF to CG reserves
Last Post 09 Feb 2017 07:08 AM by nate. 2 Replies.
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08 Feb 2017 02:07 PM
    I'm in my last year of my contract for AD with the AF. I really want to join the CG reserves and be a boatswains mate. I talked to one recruiter already and he said that to qualify for DEPOT I would have to stick with my public affairs job (not going to happen). 1. if I went to CGR, would I qualify for depot as a BM (assuming ASVAB was good enough) 2. I don't know where I will be living once I'm out of the AF. will that have an effect? 3. is BM even available in the reserves? 4. if I couldn't do BM for some reason I'm interested in maritime law enforcement. is it pretty much checking id's at the gate like AF security Forces?
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    08 Feb 2017 09:09 PM
    1. If I recall correctly, you qualify for DEPOT by virtue of the fact that you'll be prior service. You would have to go to BM A School ( A School in the CG is like your Tech School in the AF)
    2. Yes, it will. Reservists are recruited to fill specific billets. There may be no BM billets within the Reasonable Commuting Distance (RCD=100 miles round trip)from your home.
    3. Yes.
    4. No. As an ME in the Reserves, you'll either be assigned to a Sector Boarding Team doing security inspections of inbound vessels, or assigned to a Port Security Unit (PSU) where you may end up deploying to some Third World Hell hole to provide security for Naval assets.

    Something to keep in mind if you go forward with this plan is to make sure you get your Conditional Release (DD-368) signed by your chain of command and submitted to your recruiter in a timely manner. That will help avoid a break in service.

    Good luck
    "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."-Jonathan Swift
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    09 Feb 2017 07:08 AM
    Thank you! That's a big help
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