I'm a current serving member of the Royal Australian Navy, and was wondering if any other shipmates had previously served in armed forces outside of the US. If so, how did you find the transfer from your previous service to the USCG? and what issues (if any) did you encounter along the way? My specialisation is Combat Systems Operator (Above Water Warfare), which is the Australian equivalent of your USN's Operations Specialist. Have just been promoted to E05 with 4 years service, and have spent the last 3 of those years at sea onboard HMAS Canberra. I will have a residency by the time my application goes in, I still owe the RAN 2 years service bringing it up to 6 in total, and hopefully my Bachelors degree will be complete too. Would DEPOT be an option too?
Thanks and my apologies for so many questions.