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Which rates have a good chance of being stationed on a cutter?
Last Post 14 May 2017 12:54 PM by Gears. 5 Replies.
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02 May 2017 02:49 PM
    Hello all,

    I am leaving for DEPOT this July, and am still a little all over the place as far as what A school I will want to sign up for. Im prior service Army, and will be coming out of DEPOT as an E3. I know I dont have to decide now, but I have been looking at both cutter and boat/air station lifestyles, and was wondering what jobs would land you on a cutter? Obviously aviation rates generally go to air stations, but which rates most often find themselves on cutters? 

    Thank you all for your input in advance.
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    02 May 2017 03:52 PM
    I can't think of too many ratings that aren't afloat, besides aviation
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    05 May 2017 05:06 PM
    MST is the rate that will typically not be underway. There are only a few billets for MST's on cutters. The largest contingent is probably BM & MK but everything is needed... OS, CS, YN, HS, SK, DC, just about everything. Best of luck in the decision. Thank you for your prior service and welcome aboard to the CG.
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    06 May 2017 07:30 AM
    ME's have a pretty lower percentage on cutters but they are on there. Like Chief said, aviation isn't billeted on cutters some will go on patrols from time to time. Definitely MST's. As far as what is billeted for cutters MK, DC, BM, OS, CS, EM, GM, ET, a few HS's IT's SK's and YN's, possible an ME or two. Id say with the ladder rates your chances are much lower of getting stationed on a cutter.
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    12 May 2017 12:09 PM
    Thank you everyone for your input. At this point in time I am not 100% sure what direction I want to go, I just know I either want to get my hands dirty in law enforcment/drug interdiction, or frequently being directly involved in SAR calls (im sure its no fun when the alarm goes off at 3am lol but saving lives is worth the sacrifice). I know those are opposites, but they both interest me quite a bit, and for that reason I have been thinking BM, but, I have also heard great things about aviation, so in that case a cutter would be unlikely.

    I know I dont have to decide now, but any info helps. I am looking for whatever culture/unit/job that will give me a sense of purpose worth sacrificing for, knowing my work means something (but without having TOO shitty quality of life if at all possible since I am pretty set on going career and retiring). Didnt get that in the army lol. Thanks again guys!
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    14 May 2017 12:54 PM
    As an E-3 you'll definitely be getting your hands dirty.. wiping up oil, mess cooking, cleaning, and standing watch. Once you get to the fleet you'll have a pretty good idea of who is involved in what and how much. I'm a patrol boat in Miami. We see plenty of LE, SAR, and Migrant/Drug interdiction, plus we do other stuff. We have MKs, BMs, a GM, EMs. a DC, and CSs on board to handle everything.
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