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Prior Service time?
Last Post 14 Oct 2004 12:22 AM by gfrance. 1 Replies.
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12 Oct 2004 07:49 PM
    I am a SSG in the US Army currently stationed in Iraq. Im considering trying to change over to the USCG when I ETS in Jun 05 when i return from Iraq. Ive Been told that you cant have more than 14yrs prior service. Im wondering if thats Fedral Active military service or Overall service including reserve time. Most services ive talked to tell me that only active fedral service counts towards enlistment criteria, but i cant seem to find a clear answer in the CG. Could anyone please reply to this if they know the answer? or direct me to someone who would know for sure.

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    14 Oct 2004 12:22 AM
    Hey there. I just wanted to let you know what I do know about coming into the CG. I just went through it within the past six months. I was prior service Army and CG, but I only had six years. The most important thing that it seams you may have to worry about is the age limit. If you have been in for 14 years, I am sure that you are getting very close to the max age limit, which is 32 being prior service. I was right at that, and the only thing that helped me was being prior CG I think? But as far as the time in service, Like I said, I just went through PITSTOP which is the CG bootcamp for prior service and we had a few people with 10-12 years for sure. They didn't get any trouble for their time in service, but the age did give them a little grief. Their are always waivers that can be applied for as well. Another thing is your M.O.S.  If you aren't a medic, I don't think that there are any other jobs that cross over, maybe store keeper, "supply"? So it would be very possible for you to have to come in as a E-3? But don't be discouraged, you can make rank back very quickly in the CG, Depending on what job, "rate" that you choose. I hope that I have been somewhat helpful. But as far as services go, I really do think that you would be making a very wise decision. Good Luck!!
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