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Reserve GM?
Last Post 11 Nov 2009 10:24 PM by lifeontwowheels. 3 Replies.
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02 Nov 2009 02:44 AM
    Just curious as I continue reading and learning so I can ask informed questions at the recruiter's office, what is life like for a reserve GM? I looked at the available listing on the Go Coast Guard page for Ohio and GM was one they are currently recruiting for and the one on the list I would be most interested in.

    From everything I have read about working as a GM I can expect: (first and foremost I know everything depends on specific station and command as to actual duties) maintenance and cleaning of weapons; possible training work; record keeping; armory work. I'm also seeing the possibility of boat crew work. Any thing I am missing? Any insights?
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    07 Nov 2009 03:19 PM
    You may want to check Here I normally do not recommend this board but there is good information available to those looking!


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    08 Nov 2009 02:11 PM
    Thanks. I've signed up there as well to get some info. Just trying to get a better understanding outside of the standard boiler plate on the CG website.
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    11 Nov 2009 10:24 PM
    This begs another question: when is the best time to see a recruiter?

    Two issues I am facing is debt collection and weight. Probably only 10 pounds or less from having a couple pound buffer on the maximum weight standard. Also dealing with a student loan that came into collection. I'm working with the company to find a solution and start payments in the next few months. I know that's something I need to be completely honest and upfront with the recruiter on this. Better to wait another month or two to get both of these things addressed?
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