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choosing type of training
Last Post 27 Jun 2009 06:28 PM by pendragon. 4 Replies.
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26 Jun 2009 09:26 PM
    Hey Everyone,
        My son want to get training in a field that has some eventual application to police work.  When you sign up for the coast guard do you choose what kind of training you want, or do you have to take whatever is now available?  That is how it is in the Navy.   Thanks
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    26 Jun 2009 11:33 PM
    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!

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    27 Jun 2009 05:26 AM
    What are the current guaranteed schools?



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    27 Jun 2009 10:58 AM
    Well, looking at the rosters for the last six graduating classes at Cape May, there were recruits assigned to the following schools: GM, MK, FS, OS, ET, EM. The latter four rates are listed as critical on the 'A' school list.<!-- Edit -->

    Last Edited : 6/27/2009 11:02:16 AM GMT

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    27 Jun 2009 06:28 PM
    Thanks for helping me out with your first hand knowledge.
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