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prior service wanting to join, have a few ques.
Last Post 28 Feb 2005 01:15 AM by countrytex. 1 Replies.
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12 Jan 2005 01:27 AM
    Got a few ques about the CG.
    First off I'm a prior service marine corps(4yrs) and was a 7041 aviations operations specialist. Am currently serving a one year trial period in the ARNG as an E-4. 26yrs old with an Re-1A enlistment code(eligible for reenlistment)

    What is the 4 week prior service boot camp like? How hard is the swimming qualifications? What will I have to pass?

    After the boot camp what will I do? Will I get a choice of duty stations? I understand I'll come in as an E-3 but how hard will it be to get back to E-4?

    I'm married w/ children and my wife and I were wondering about housing? How good is the CG to famlies? Are there programs for the families that are in all the other services?

    How much sea time will I have to fullfill?

    How hard is it for a prior service to get into the CG?
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    28 Feb 2005 01:15 AM
    Hey Baker how's it going. I'm Chris from Texas. I can't answer all your questions but I can answer some of them for you. as far as swimming qualifacations you will have to swimm 100 meters and tread water for 5 minutes. During boot camp you will get a wish list like you got in the corps and you ask for three duty stations that you would like to serve at and the guard will put you in one of those places as best as they can. Since the branch of service is such a small one you will more than likely get placed at the duty station you want; now that also depends on the job you are looking to master in the coast guard also, like if you are looking to become a boatswains mate you will probably get the station you want but you will more than likely be assigned to a cutter, and will probably be gone quite a bit.
    I hope I answerd some of your questions for you baker. Take it easy.
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