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3 year contract
Last Post 31 Mar 2020 08:46 AM by jdhusker. 4 Replies.
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30 Mar 2020 02:56 PM
    Hello,
    Has anyone had any experience in signing a 3 year active duty contract and doing the remaining 5 years in reserves or inactive reserves. I’m looking to enlist and soon and any information will help a lot. 

    Thank you 
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    30 Mar 2020 05:07 PM
    I believe for your initial enlistment, it's a total of eight years. Four on AD and four IRR (or SELRES if you want to go that route). There are a few recruiters on this forum who can shed more light on this
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    30 Mar 2020 08:23 PM
    Currently you can only do a 4 year or 6 year initial active duty contract.
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    31 Mar 2020 04:49 AM
    Yes. You can definitely do that. Per the Coast Guard Recruiting Manual (COMDTINST M1100.2F) a three year program would comprise of 3 (active), 3 (selected reserves) and finally 2 (inactive reserves).

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    https://media.defense.gov/2018/May/16/2001917927/-1/-1/0/CIM_1100_2F.PDF
    (Section 5.C.1)

    As to having experience... no, I haven't. My contract was a 6 (active) and 2 (inactive reserves). Most people that do active enter a 4 (active) and 4 (inactive reserve). A contract of 3 (active), 3 (selected reserve) and 2 (inactive reserve) is probably the least common contract for a recruit.


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    31 Mar 2020 08:46 AM
    I do not believe that 3 year initial contracts are currently being offered. I have yet to see one or be made aware that they currently exist. All recruiting programs and incentives are subject to the current needs of the service for recruiting goals. The manual does say it's an option but that doesn't necessarily mean it's being offered right now. Ask your recruiter about this, they will have the most current information.
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