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OCS-R potential?
Last Post 17 Jul 2017 04:26 PM by nb1812. 2 Replies.
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16 Jul 2017 04:40 AM
    Ok, while I am waiting for a recruiter to return my phone calls, I figured I could pick the brain of some knowledgeable individuals here. As I said in my introduction post I am an "old guy" (35) and I have tried to get back into any branch of service for the last 2 years with little head way. I have 6 years prior enlisted service with the US Army as an MP and most of the recruiters I have talked with in other services want me to go right back to the exact job I did for years - and to be honest I want something different and I think the Coast Guard reserve can give me that. I have my bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State and currently work as a supervisor at a local Sheriff's office. I am curious to what an Officer's role is in the LE side of the Coast Guard as in the district in which I live in (District 9) there are tons of enlisted Maritime Enforcement Specialist spots so I am assuming there should be Officer spots to support them? Honestly though I would be happy with any job, just being out on the water is fun enough. So I am genuinely curious - do you all think I have a snowball's chance, or am I wasting my time? Thanks for your help!
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    17 Jul 2017 10:36 AM
    Are you trying to go active duty or reserves? If you're trying to go active duty you will require an age waiver. If you are trying to go to the reserves, your age is not an issue, but you will be applying to SRDC, not OCS-R. Just wanted to clarify that first and foremost.
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    17 Jul 2017 04:26 PM
    Yes I am focusing in on reserves, from my understanding the reserve system is more or less one in one out so I would have to find a unit that had a vacency? I'm in Michigan and the nearest recruiter is an hour away by car so I am trying to get as much info as possible. Thanks for the clarification!
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