Some background on me:
36 years old. Was always interested in the military but never had the opportunity to join, due to a couple of minor disqualifying medical issues. Recently heard about the Aux, and I think it could be a good opportunity for me to finally be able to serve in some capacity, and to wear a uniform with pride. I work a day job, but id like to be able to volunteer one day per week.
I live on the NJ coast, and luckily there are many flotillas near me, including some based at active coast guard stations.
From what I understand, the Aux is mainly made up of older folks, retirees, etc. At age 36, would I be one of the youngest guys in most flotillas? This is perfectly fine with me, I just wanted to know what to expect.
Also, what type of duties would be available to me as an entry-level Aux approved for OS (Operational Support)? Is it mostly administrative duties, boating safety, etc. at this level?
What type of duties would require you to get DI or DO approval?
Thanks for the help, I know that it will probably be a long wait to get approved and alot of training involved, but I am ready to put the work in. I plan on reaching out to some local flotillas soon to get the application process started.