The Active Duty Coast Guard does not select and direct an individual to a specific job. What ever job your son is fully qualified for, (ASVAB, Medical, Background check etc) he will be able to do.
We only have four guarantee schools right now. Most recruits come in as a non-rate and get a hands on experience before choosing a job.
If he is looking at the Reserves, it is a whole different story.
He can only take a job that is available. This means there must be an opening at a local unit for him before he can join.
Hope this helps!
These poor, plain men, dwellers upon the lonely sands of Hatteras, took their lives in their hands, and, at the most imminent risk crossed the most tumultuous sea…and all for what? That others might live to see home and friends. — Annual Report of the U.S. Life- Saving Service, 1885 Recruiting Website Read here for answers to the most often asked questions about joining the Coast Guard!