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SRDC FY21
Last Post 17 May 2020 01:51 PM by parksvillepagent. 11 Replies.
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10 May 2020 12:03 AM
    Hi - is anyone else applying for the FY21 SRDC next month? I am a civilian with an MBA looking for any and all advice to make my package as competitive as possible. Thanks in advance!
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    10 May 2020 11:21 AM
    Posted By ryoshioka on 10 May 2020 01:03 AM
    Hi - is anyone else applying for the FY21 SRDC next month? I am a civilian with an MBA looking for any and all advice to make my package as competitive as possible. Thanks in advance!

    Greetings... Unless you have prior military service, you'll not be able to apply    https://www.gocoastguard.com/reserve-careers/officer-careers/programs/selected-reserve-direct-commission-srdc-program
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    10 May 2020 07:38 PM
    Thank you for replying, but I was informed by my recruiter that civilians are eligible to apply this year.
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    10 May 2020 08:43 PM
    Posted By ryoshioka on 10 May 2020 08:38 PM
    Thank you for replying, but I was informed by my recruiter that civilians are eligible to apply this year.

    Good to know.  It's traditionally been prior service only
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    10 May 2020 09:50 PM
    For good reason.
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    10 May 2020 10:16 PM
    Thanks for the reply CCCSD - could you elaborate? I would appreciate any insight you could provide. Thanks!
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    13 May 2020 09:52 PM
    Posted By CCCSD on 10 May 2020 10:50 PM
    For good reason.

    If you're going to make a comment like that, please explain why.  Many people come here to gather info to decide whether or not to enlist in the CG. An answer like that doesn't help them at all.  If you feel an officer, AD or Reserve, should have enlisted experience, then say that and explain why. Giving an abrupt answer doesn't help anyone.
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    13 May 2020 10:13 PM

    A three week long knife, fork, and spoon school doesn’t make a NPS civilian a Leader.

    That good for you?
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    14 May 2020 07:12 AM
    Lets say you meet all the requirements as a civilian and get selected at the the panel. That makes you eligible to attend ROCI, which could be 3 weeks or 5 weeks depending if the program finally gets revamped. My opinion is, 3 or 5 weeks is not enough for a person to learn everything anyone needs to know about the Coast Guard's tradition and many other useful things. I am sure many agree with me on this one. It takes a lot longer than that. Traditionally, the requirement was to have some military experience under your belt because that would put you in a good spot while attending ROCI and after you graduate. ROCI should be a refresher of everything that has to do with the coast guard or the military in general. Most of the folks that get selected are E6 or above with 8 or more years of military experience. 

    When I first started to explore the CG reserves I wanted to be an officer without knowing really why I wanted that. I suppose having a degree qualify for one or at least that is how I felt. I enlisted and went to BM A school. I had a ton of fun getting underway, doing boardings, getting to know people, etc. Years later, as an enlisted, I put in for a package and was turned down. The following year I was selected and went thru ROCI. Honestly, I am glad I was an enlisted member because I knew how things worked and how to address people, issues and other things.
     
    Could you be selected? Honestly, I don't know. If you do qualify, put in for it. What is the worse that could happen? However, have in mind that if you do get selected, you will be at a greater disadvantage than those that have a military background. You can also consider putting in the package and moving with an enlistment process. You may even qualify to go to DEPOT, which is a 3 week bootcamp. As soon as you graduate whatever A school you pick, you make E4, and can put in for a package again. I'm throwing ideas out there for you. If you have any questions please ask.

    Don't get discourage by harsh responses in this forum. 
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    14 May 2020 11:00 AM
    Posted By CCCSD on 13 May 2020 11:13 PM

    A three week long knife, fork, and spoon school doesn’t make a NPS civilian a Leader.

    That good for you?

    It might surprise you to know that I don't disagree with you.  My remarks were focusing on the fact that you gave a short answer that didn't really respond to the OP's question.
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    17 May 2020 01:51 PM
    Posted By CCCSD on 13 May 2020 11:13 PM

    A three week long knife, fork, and spoon school doesn’t make a NPS civilian a Leader.

    That good for you?
    And it seems no amount of military experience has made you one, either.

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