Hello, looking for some information about being a CS in the Reserves. I'm in the beginning process with a recruiter and hoping to get some more specifics from someone with the rate in the reserves.
From what I've read, weekend drills, depending on your commander, can be flexible with your life/ family outside of the reserves. How true is this?
I'm aware it sounds silly since this is the Coast Guard, but are CS reservists ever on a boat during drills or mostly on the base cooking?
As for being deployed, I've read for Reserves it's mostly if you would like to volunteer and deploy, not necessarily being told to go. How true is this?
Also for the 2 week AT are CS reservist going to be put on a boat or stay on the base and cook?
Do CS Reservist get a bonus when resigning contracts?
Thank you for your time, look forward to hearing from a CS Reservist, if their are any out there.