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Welding in the CG?
Last Post 31 Jan 2019 06:23 PM by mk2b. 3 Replies.
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30 Jan 2019 06:57 PM
    This one is for the MK's! What type of welding would be best to know if I were to take some classes before I enlist?
    Do you guys utilize welding much, be it deployed aboard or stationed? 
    I'm really interested in becoming a machine tech and deploying on a cutter.

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    30 Jan 2019 07:18 PM
    Damage controlmen do most of the welding in the Coast Guard not MK's. The DC's do lots of welding on my cutter whether it being making new brackets or braces for things or repairing broken welds or ruptured piping.
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    30 Jan 2019 08:56 PM
    MK's are responsible for mechanical repairs. If welding is your thing, then you would want to be a DC, as jdhusker alluded to. If you want to take classes before enlisting, that's fine, but you'll still have to attend DC A School, if you want to pursue that rating.
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    31 Jan 2019 06:23 PM
    Okay, got ya. Is there opportunity for a DC to get recognized certificates in the commercial realm while in the CG? Or for an MK, is there opportunity to get certifications, like Merchant Mariners Credentials for instance?
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