Reserve recruiting is a different beast. The time line is not tied to the active duty side of the house. All steps involved in Active Recruiting are required for the reserve side as well. The big holdup on Reseves is whether or not a job you want is available. Your Reserve unit has to have a vacancy in the Job you desire in order for you to receive orders and go to boot camp. If your job is not available, you can wait and hope.
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!