My son is in the process of joining the coast guard so I don't know much about the process. He did well on the ASVAB test and his recruiter suggested going straight from boot camp to A School for Electronics Technician. He also said son should consider enlisting for 6 years and going in as an officer. My son is 20 and did not go to college.
He's trying to figure out if going in as an officer is a good thing or if this a recruiting tactic to get people to commit to 6 years. Are there benefits to being an officer other than the salary? Do you get better assignment or housing or something? It is obvious I don't know much about military life.
Any other suggestions welcome.