I am 19 years old and have decided to pursue the Coast Guard. I have spoken to my recruiter numerous times and have gone to a unit to see how things are run(at that particular unit at least) My question is this: After basic training I was told I would be stationed on a ship and able to learn all the jobs, Is that true? I read in a brochure that people out of boot camp do all the work such as cleaning up and things like that. I know people work their way up but is the first station really bad? Thanks!