In short, I've had an interest in the Coast Guard for a few years now and regret not joining the military in some capacity to serve my country when I was younger, but the timing was never right. I have a love for the ocean and a tremendous respect for all who serve as I have several family members who have served in some capacity. Now might be a similar situation for me, as far as the timing not being a good time, but I happened across the Coast Guard Reserve page and the wording caught my eye. Specifically: "chance to get a good-paying, part-time job," and, "typically serve close to home."
My current situation is that I am a small business owner in Orange County California, who is essential to the business running. I also just had a son and need to be around to help out my wife, who also works. Considering the reserve may be implausible with my situation, I am curious how schedule oriented these 1 weekends a month are, and then the 2 weeks a year. I feel if I can plan everything out and schedule around it well in advance, it would be possible, but I'm guessing it doesn't work that way.
Does anyone know of alternatives that might work for me? Police related maybe?
Any advise for making my situation work now or in the future is greatly appreciated.