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Long Island Sound Reserve Units
Last Post 26 Nov 2019 02:07 PM by CPORJM. 1 Replies.
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26 Nov 2019 01:31 PM
    Hi all,
    I was interested in joining the reserves as an MST. I’m from CT and it appears there is job availability in NY. 

    My questions are:
    1. How does it work with reserves regarding could I work out of the new haven station if they don’t need anyone as an MST or would it be NY?

    2. How does everyone like that rate/like it in the reserves?

    3. What kind of jobs do MSTs generally do in this area? 

    4. When you do training is it a straight shot through basic and a school or is there a break?

    this is my first stop after the gocoastguard.com site. I plan on reaching out to a recruiter soon.

    Thanks!
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    26 Nov 2019 02:07 PM
    Greetings

    1. There has to be an opening for the rating you want at the location you want. This is true of any rating. The Reserves recruit people to fill a specific billet (position) at a specific unit. Also know that, with the exception of Port Security Units, there are no seperate Reserve units in the CG any longer. For the most part, Reservists are integrated with the AD personnel.
    You will not find MST's at small boat stations. The focus at these units is maritime law enforcement and search and rescue. The only units I know of with MST openings is Sector NY or Sector Long Island Sound.

    2. Can't answer that, as I don't know any MST's

    3. You'll be doing pollution investigations, vessel inspections, maritime casualty investigations

    4. That depends on the program you enlist in. One offers A school right after boot camp. The other, which is more geared towrds students, has you attend boot camp one summer, then A school the next. In the time between boot and A school, you would report to your unit of assignment for drill periods.
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