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Guaranteed A school
Last Post 12 Nov 2018 05:51 PM by mkelly. 1 Replies.
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23 Oct 2018 01:21 AM
    I understand the critical rates right now are OS, FS, and ET; however, I have been actively searching the web trying to find whether or not it’s possible for me to get a boot to A school in my contract. Do critical rates only get guaranteed a school, or is there a possibility for me? Would it be unwise of me to delay a ship date in case it does become critical ( if that is the case regarding my a school dilemma)?
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    12 Nov 2018 05:51 PM
    Critical rates do not always guarantee "A" school or extra money. It really just depends on what is going on at the time.
    Its my personal opinion that it isn't wise to wait for a rate to become critical so you can go to it straight from boot camp. I would say it would be in your best interest to get the process started, get in the Coast Guard, and see what all of the ratings have to offer. Don't let a bonus or straight to "A" school incentive sway you if you don't think that job is 100% perfect for you. Even if you do think the job is perfect for you, it is probably in your best interest to get into the Coast Guard and see what is going on and the day to day of each job.
    Too many people get into a rating because of the small incentive and are miserable. How much money would it take for you go to work enthusiastically and excel at a job you don't like?
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