Posted By kxpro8012345 on 18 Jul 2019 06:10 AM
Hello all I am prior 4 year active duty Air Force and right after that 3 year Air National Guard. I just recently separated in December 2018. My AFSC was a 3E1x1 ( HVAC/R Technician ). Currently I have a meeting with a recruiter in a week but found this forum and m just looking for general advice. My plan is to return to active duty as I miss serving full time and seems the Coast Guard is a proud service making a direct impact daily. I got out as a E-5 and the ME career sounds like something I would like to get into but from what ive read the school is closed? Just looking for advice or prior people who went back in. Thank you
Correct. The wait list for ME A School is closed until further notice. Consequently, that means when it does reopen, the wait time will be extensive. Also know that ME is NOT the only rating that can do law enforcement. All ratings, with the exception of aviation, can be LE qualified.
Yet another thing to be aware of in your particular situation is something called High Year Tenure (HYT). Basically, this is a career management tool and what it means is that if you have not achieved a certain pay grade by a certain point in time, you will be processed for separation. Since you'll be coming in with seven years under your belt, you'll definitely want to address this with your recruiter.