Hello everyone -
I recently separated from the CG reserves in 2017 and am now looking to re-enlist either back into the CGR or another branch. I was assigned to a small boat station for my time in the CGR. I was able to utilize Tuition Assistance for a bit of it until the TA program changes took effect. I had not served beyond the typical 1 weekend a month, 2 weeks a year model.
My biggest question now, is if I choose to re-enlist in the CG, I plan to go to a PSU where I will likely be able to receive post-9/11 GI benefits from a GTMO rotation at some point (I plan on transferring this benefit to my children). I am interested in going back to school with education benefits as soon as I re-enlist and I am aware the MGIB-SR is an option for me as well once I enlist again. I am familiar with the benefits from the post 9/11 bill, but I am not confident I know the differences or strong points for the MGIB-SR vs. TA. I know TA will not be available to me for the majority of my time in the CGR, but I'm trying to decide if the lack of a reserve funded tuition assistance program is enough to sway me to look at another branch that does offer it.
Does anyone have any insight to this? I am also no longer in the IRR so I didn't think it appropriate to contact my former ESO.