Well, ladies and gents, effective 0001 hours today, I retired from the USCG after a combined 20 years of service between the CGR and Army National Guard. As much as I would have liked to have stayed, I had to go as I had 30 years of service because of a significant amount of IRR time. Per statute, 30 years is the max one can serve.
If I had to do it again, I sure would. The CG has been great to me. Lots of good training and good travel experiences. I was luck enough to spend most of my time in an assignment that allowed me to directly use my civilian skill set in the CG.
I'll try to stay active here on the forums, but as time goes on, I expect my info will become somewhat dated.
Regards, CPORJM (ret.)