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Last Post 19 Dec 2019 02:08 PM by mkelly. 1 Replies.
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10 Dec 2019 02:52 PM
    I am currently trying to join the USCG as my wife is also a coastie. I currently have my 10 year green card (1-751) but my recruiter tells me with the current background check system, it would take no less than 1 year before I ship to bootcamp. This does not seem true to me, as this was before DoD and the court agreed on another system, that lets permanent residents to ship as long as their background check has been submitted. A marine corps recruiter confirmed this and my friend in same status shipped out with the Marine Corps and Navy respectively within 3 months of seeing their recruiters. Just need clarification, so I can decide on what to do next instead of putting my life on hold for 1 year.
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    19 Dec 2019 02:08 PM
    I don't think the recruiter would lie to you. Recruiters have no reason to lie. You can bring this information to your recruiter and see what he says. That is going to be your best bet. Every branch of the service does things a little differently and just because the marines or navy or Air Force or Army do things certain ways, does not mean the Coast Guard will do them that way.
    You don't have to put your life on hold while you wait with the current background check. Continue to do what you're doing until you get a ship date. Don't put your life on hold at all.
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