I am currently an active duty Army Logistics Officer (1LT) in a support element in a special operations unit looking to transition to the Coast Guard when I finish my obligation.
Ultimately, serving with the Coast Guard is my main goal. However, I would like to gauge what exactly the options are for one with a logistics background.
Transportation, movement, shipping, maintenance, and property is what I have the most experience with.
Ideally, going through the PTMO program would be the direction I would take. If I were to take this route, would there be any parity in Coast Guard Officer options where my skills and experience would transfer? Operations afloat is where I would like to be the most, and it seems there would be at least SOME overlap between my current role and roles that an afloat officer could take on.
If that isn't an option, I am more than ready and willing to start back from square one and go through OCS. Would my being a prior service officer with a strong performance in my previous service make me a strong candidate for Coast Guard OCS? Or would this not matter to the CG OCS board?
Forgive me if this is long winded.