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Coast Guard Reserve
Last Post 27 Sep 2009 01:54 PM by Cooch. 1 Replies.
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25 Sep 2009 03:42 PM
    I'm in my sophomore year of college am seriously considering enlisting as a reserve this summer in order to get boot camp out of the way and use the G.I. bill to pay for school. Anyone have any information about the coast guard reserve (i.e. what "advanced training" means, how long the application process takes, etc.). After I graduate I hope to enter the Coast Guard full time. Thanks
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    27 Sep 2009 01:54 PM
    Advanced training is most likely referring to your 'A' school, where you are trained to do your job (i.e. BM, MK, FS, etc.). The application process can take anywhere from a couple of months, to a year depending on if everything goes smoothly or not. I think I've posted this before, but here is a breakdown of the process:

    Take the ASVAB and get a satisfactory score (bare minimum is a 45, but in reality, a 65 or above will be required)
    Get a passing physical at MEPS (not always as easy as it sounds)
    Police records checks
    Credit Check
    Debt to Income ratio check
    National Security Clearance package, both the paper version as well as the online version
    Insurance and pay paperwork

    Most importantly for the reserves, there needs to be an opening in your area. Reserve recruiting is driven entirely on the openings. This could delay the process sometimes.


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