I am 27 years old looking for a career change. For the last three years I was a mariner on the Great Lakes, working for a family business. I absolutely loved being on the water. There is nothing like it. I have a BA in Psychology- and have management experiences as well as my Master's License and Mariner Credential. My father-in-law and brother-in-law are both in the CG and they really enjoy the lifestyle, as well as exhibit the family qualities that I want to have for my family in the future.
I am just beginning the application process to CG OCS with hopes of either going aviation or ME. I am openly looking for any and all recommendations and criticism anyone has of the process and what to do to become a very competitive applicant. Thank you all-