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08 Jan 2010 09:34 PM
    YEOMAN (YN)


    To see a video of this rate click here.

    YNs are key problem-solvers, counselors, and sources of information to personnel on questions ranging from career moves, entitlements, and incentive programs to retirement options and veterans' benefits. They are the men and women who make things happen, the indispensable behind-the-scenes personnel that make any well-oiled organization hum.

    Types of Duty:

    YNs can typically be found on large cutters and in most staff offices within the Coast Guard. Although most units that employ YNs are located in larger metropolitan areas, there are opportunities to serve at group offices in smaller localities.

    Training Available:

    Student centered-performance based instruction lasting six weeks in Petaluma, CA. You may also elect to "strike" the rate (on-the-job training) or take part in the “distant learning” program (on-line course), to attain the rank of Third Class Petty Officer after successfully completing requirements.

    Qualifications:

    Prioritization and organization skills are highly desired. Good interpersonal skills are a must. Ability to use computers extensively to research issues on the Internet and the CG Intranet, prepare spreadsheets and word-processing documents, and perform data entry and retrieval are also extremely helpful.

    Related Civilian Jobs:

    Human Resources Specialist
    Executive Assistant
    Personnel Manager
    Administrative Assistant


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    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

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    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted Coastie, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
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    13 Jun 2011 04:11 PM
    Is Yeoman school still a 'at your own pace' school?

    I've got a friend considering joining for this rate...
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    14 Dec 2011 10:08 AM
    YN is now a 8 week long course no longer self paced. However there is a distance learner option now. This is where they send you too a place with Yeomans and you apprentice under one. It is self paced but you have a set time you have to complete in. After you finish you remain at that unit.
    More info at http://www.uscg.mil/petaluma/YN_Sch...arning.asp
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    06 Feb 2012 12:06 PM
    Is YN a good choice if my husband is a SK? As far as being stationed together?
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    06 Feb 2012 01:47 PM
    The Coast Guard can always try to co-locate you however it will always fall to "the needs of the service." Here are the rules from COMDTINST M1000.8

    1.A.7. Policy on Assigning Married Couples
    1.A.7.a. General
    This assignment policy offers married active duty members the opportunity to colocate or reside jointly whenever possible. Affected couples must realize the Service may not be able to colocate them throughout their military careers and should allow some separation for professional development while meeting Service needs. This Article assumes married couples want to live together throughout their Service careers.
    1.A.7.b. Reassignment
    When reassigned, each member receives all authorized PCS entitlements on two separate orders. The Service does not consider a unilateral assignment for a colocated spouse an option for enlisted members, thereby ensuring full PCS entitlements for each. Consistent with geographic stability objectives, married couples should expect two consecutive tours in the same geographic area if at all possible to align their differing tour lengths. If two consecutive tours are not available, assignment officers adjust one member‟s tour length if the couple's tour lengths are not of equal duration. In these cases, assignment officers generally try to lengthen the shorter tour by one year. However, they extend arduous duty (afloat, overseas, or isolated) tour lengths only with the member‟s consent.
    1.A.7.c. Types of Units to Which Assigned
    The Service does not assign married couples together to the same cutter or a small shore unit of less than 60 members. If a member at such a unit marries another member
    assigned to the same unit, the Service will reassign one as soon as possible. Refer to Article 2.A. of reference (f), Discipline and Conduct, COMDTINST M1600.2 (series),
    for further guidance.
    1.A.7.d. Simultaneous Shipboard Duty
    Except for recent Coast Guard Academy graduates, who should expect to complete their first tour afloat, the Coast Guard does not assign members married to Coast Guard members to simultaneous shipboard duty unless they volunteer for it and acknowledge in writing their awareness they potentially may lose BAH. The Service makes every effort to reassign ashore at the earliest opportunity one member of a recently married couple assigned afloat on different cutters and with dependents, subject to these considerations: the members' desires to remain assigned afloat; onboard relief, if required; and PCS funding constraints. Assignment officers reassign such members only after consulting with both members and their commanding officer(s).
    1.A.7.e. Collocation with Other Armed Services’ Members
    Assignment officers colocate Coast Guard members married to active duty members of other Armed Services whenever possible, assuming successful coordination with that
    Service.
    1.A.7.f. Overseas Duty
    Regardless of the member's pay grade, these policies govern assigning to an overseas tour of duty a married member whose spouse is also a military service member.
    (1) Both members assigned to the same overseas location serve the accompanied tour when they maintain a joint residence. If they cannot travel together, assignment
    officers may adjust the tour of duty of the member arriving later at the same overseas location to conclude when the first member‟s does, providing the member arriving
    later serves at least the prescribed “Without Dependents" tour.
    (2) When a member marries another member while in an overseas area, the original tour length remains the same unless both members voluntarily agree to serve a longer tour there so both can depart from that location together.
    1.A.7.g. Service Needs
    While the Coast Guard attempts to assign affected couples equitably, they must understand assignments ultimately must be made based on Service needs. However, the
    Service makes every reasonable effort to assign a couple to the same geographic area to permit them to maintain a joint residence. The fact that two enlisted members are
    married does not alter the assignment priority policy in Article 1.B.4. of this Manual.
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    11 May 2012 08:52 AM
    Hello,
    I've been heavily considering signing up for Yeoman A-school when my 4 months out of Boot Camp is up. I've read the website and the job peramiters, but there are no Yeoman at my station to talk to about the job.
    What are the perks and downfalls? I hear its a largely thankless job, but you normally day-work and have weekends free. How quickly do you climb ranks? Is the A-school difficult?
    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    11 May 2012 12:49 PM
    Posted By LauraDK on 11 May 2012 09:52 AM
    Hello,
    I've been heavily considering signing up for Yeoman A-school when my 4 months out of Boot Camp is up. I've read the website and the job peramiters, but there are no Yeoman at my station to talk to about the job.
    What are the perks and downfalls? I hear its a largely thankless job, but you normally day-work and have weekends free. How quickly do you climb ranks? Is the A-school difficult?
    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!


    Perks: Well it is always nice to be able to help people. If you like office work the heating/air conditioning is nice.
    Downfalls: Some times people will expect you to drop everything you are doing and take care of their issue right then whether or not you are actually able to. Some are legitimate needs and should be resolved as quickly as possible such as a pay issue. Other than that the only downfall I have really encountered is making ID cards. I only hate those because we don't make appointments here so my work can be interupted anywhere from 15 mins to over an hour if a lot of people come in at once.

    I wouldn't call it thankless. It is like your insurance company, people usually only see you when there is a problem.

    Your work schedule will depend on your unit. I work M-F 0700 to 1530.

    "A" school was too easy they really need to make it more difficult. 3rd to 2nd is pretty easy but after that it will get harder.
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    12 May 2012 01:57 PM
    Thank you! I always prefer information from the source, rather than the shiny/happy bits the official websites like you to see.
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    12 May 2012 08:00 PM
    I wouldn't call myself the source, I am more a source. You should find a couple of other Yeoman to talk to so you can get a better feel for the rate.
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    17 May 2012 09:03 AM

    "A" school was too easy they really need to make it more difficult. 3rd to 2nd is pretty easy but after that it will get harder.


    I forgot to elaborate on this...

    I've been watching BM's and MK's taking written tests at my station to climb the ranks, but what exactly is required for YN's to climb ranks? Written tests? Performance interviews? Volunteer work?
    Is there anything I can start doing now? or reading material that would assist me in A-school or my career?
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    17 May 2012 01:21 PM
    Everyone has to take tests, the only thing others may need for their advancement is sea time.
    If you were hoping for the A Team you will be sorry to know you got the F Troop.
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    17 May 2012 02:15 PM
    So Yeoman's dont need sea time?
    How would one go from Yeoman to Warrant Officer?
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    18 May 2012 04:58 AM
    You would have to climb the ranks. Say your an E3, you can either go to YN A school or strike YN. You'll have to pass an End Of Course Test after all of your practical factors are signed off and be placed on the advancement list for E4. When you make E4 you will have to do more practical factors for E5, take the End Of Course Test, pass that and then take the Service Wide Exam. Make E5, do the same process for E6. Once you have been in for 8 years and are atleast an E6 you can put in your package for Warrant Officer if your SWE score for E7 is above 50%............ Now, get started
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    19 May 2012 07:18 AM
    I am a fireman onboard a cutter and I am on YNA school list and distant learning. It has been a little disappointing the past couple months since the A school list does not show any billets, nor if any will open up for distant learning FY13. Does anyone have any information in regards to the matter?

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    19 May 2012 09:06 AM
    "A" School 24SEP2012 14 A/D spots, 07JAN2013 14 A/D spots, 25FEB2013 14 A/D spots
    Distance Learner 0 QUOTAS REMAIN FOR FY12
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    04 Jun 2012 02:13 PM
    So I mentioned to one of my shipmates today that I wanted to go Yeoman. To which he replied "oh, so you want to be on a cutter?"
    Now he's an MK3, so I'm not sure of his experience, but such an immediate response surprised me. Are most Yeoman on cutters? I thought they would be in Sectors or SPO's.

    Where ARE most of them stationed? Because I'm married and would rather be on a land unit if possible.
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    05 Jun 2012 04:52 AM
    Yes there are Yeomans on cutters but I would say the majority of them are on land.
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    05 Jun 2012 07:59 AM
    Oh good. That's a relief.
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    05 Jun 2012 09:21 AM
    Only the larger cutters have Yeoman and not many. I would say easily 80% land billets. There was a chart I remember seeing back in boot camp that showed a break down of the different rates and there shore to cutter percentages but I have no clue where to find that now.
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    07 Jun 2012 08:20 AM
    Posted By NargilFenris on 11 May 2012 01:49 PM

    "A" school was too easy they really need to make it more difficult. 3rd to 2nd is pretty easy but after that it will get harder.


    Just now noticed this - my husband says the same thing.  They could have made the school 16 weeks, tripled the work and he says he still wouldn't have been prepared.

    And just on a side note, he loves his job, and has the same complaints at Nargil.  ID cards suck, and he's always telling me "An emergency on your part is not always an emergency on my part."
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    07 Jun 2012 09:01 AM
    FG - Poor planning on your part does not consitute an emergency on my part!
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    07 Jun 2012 10:08 AM
    Eh, half of dozen of one, 6 of the other!

    I think he also called it "Chief syndrome" at one point.
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    08 Jun 2012 08:19 AM
    Everyones emergency becomes my problem. I would enjoy the personnel service field more if it weren't for the personnel
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    23 Aug 2012 09:40 PM
    Is there any critical fil l billets for yn3 in Bahrain especially out of a school like other rates?
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    23 Aug 2012 10:11 PM
    Probably not likely. The support ratings (SK/YN) are filled almost a year ahead of time because there is a lot of pipeline training that has to be completed prior to reporting. I wouldn't rule it out 100%, but more than likely not.
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    09 Sep 2012 06:37 AM
    My name is officially on the YN A-school list yay!

    Now comes the question, "what is A-school like?" The BM's and MK's at my station said their A-school experience was more similar to boot camp, but then again they have higher physical fitness standards. The website for Petaluma explains it a bit, but do they wake you up with sirens and whistles like in boot?
    I read somewhere that 'so long as you remain within the weight restrictions there is no requirement for excess physical training, although we encourage you to keep a workout routine as part of your day'
    In addition to this, on the Petaluma website i saw a calendar schedule for extra classes like Yoga, Boxing, etc. Do they have this for A-school?
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    09 Sep 2012 08:40 AM
    Petaluma is more like college. Your a school class has group worouts twice a week. Yes the classes offered at the gym are open to the a school students.
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    09 Sep 2012 09:18 AM
    What are the group workouts like?
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    09 Sep 2012 10:43 PM
    The husband played ultimate frisbee and there is a yn vs sk softball game tradition. Oh, he says touch football too.
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    10 Sep 2012 07:32 PM
    In the past year or two they've added class runs as well. I've also seen some of the classes do fit deck, step workouts, spin, and other exercises.
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