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CG Videographer and Film Editor
Last Post 13 Dec 2018 02:17 PM by Old Guard2. 2 Replies.
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13 Dec 2018 10:56 AM
    My DS is 22 and is a very talented videographer, editor and still photographer. He has helped film for the X-games, TV commercials and worked independently filming and editing various marketing campaigns and music videos. Does the CG have videographers and can this job be guaranteed to him when he enlists? Also, he has an impressive film and editing reel as part of his resume, who would he send it to?
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    13 Dec 2018 12:14 PM
    The Public Affairs (PA) rating is the closest to what he wants to do. They do photography, prepare press releases, etc. As for guaranteed jobs, this is not something the CG does. Once a member graduates boot camp and is at their first assignment for a minimum of four months (and with Command approval) they place their name on the list of their A School of choice. When their name comes up, orders are prepared and they go to school. That's all there is to it. Know, however, that the wait list for the PA rating is one of the longest, if not the longest in the CG. Right now, I believe the wait is 36+ months. That means from the time he places his name on the list to the time orders are received is at minimum 36 months. There is nothing that will speed that process along, including sending any work samples.

    One more thing, as one dad to another....Your son should be making these inquiries, not you. This is potentially his career and he should be the one involved.
    "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."-Jonathan Swift
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    13 Dec 2018 02:17 PM
    It is perfectly acceptable for parents to come on here and ask questions. I was a CG wife, I am a CG mom. I don't have a lot of questions but I certainly do still ask them! Especially when Colin was considering a rating I knew nothing about. He was considering seatime, nothing his father ever did in a 30 year career. Once again, I had a lot of questions. Recruiters encourage parents and spouses to ask questions as well. This has the potential to alter someone's life, everyone should feel free to ask these questions when concerning a loved one. I wouldn't recommend a parent call a recruiter and ask that question... But a public forum, people here to help, perfect avenue to help get answers.
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