Thank you for reading this Sailors(I'm sorry if that's not what y'all go by, I'm not too well versed) As my summary states i'm coming up on the end of my first enlistment with the USMC and want to continue my military service; however i don't think the USMC is the branch in which i could best serve my country. I was thinking about joining the USCG but was unsure about a few things. For brevity i'll just list my questions.
-I'm aviation supply(6672) and would like to stay related to this field of work, from what i've read the storekeeper seems the best fit. Would i have to retrain?
-I'm an E5, and by my EAS i would have 20 months time in grade. Would i lose rank coming in? If so how much?
-Can someone explain DEPOT a little better? the gocoastguard site doesn't offer a whole lot of info. (would i be say sir yes sir and being screamed at by drill instructors? for example)
-I see that the USCG only has about 50k troops in total, yet has a plethora of duty stations. How does that work? Is it one unit of about 200 per duty station or is it structured some other way?
Thank you in advance!
(PS I read through some other threads about Marines wanting to transfer to USCG and i'd like to apologize on their behalf, from what i saw it was very unprofessional)