Posted By Kyrk11 on 10 Jul 2020 07:43 PM
Been a municipal officer for 8 years, the last of which has been as a Detective. I’m curious about this rating. Can anyone speak to how often and how long IV deployments tend to be?
Greetings... I retired from the CG Reserve back in December after a total of 29 years and change between the Army Reserve, Inactive Reserve, and CG Reserve. The last 14 years were spent as an IV at Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) Detachment Los Angeles/Long Beach, so I can answer any questions you may have about the IV rating or the Reserves in general.
To answer your question, first you need to understand the difference between a deployment and an activation. If you're deployed, it means you have been activated (in other words the CG is now your full time job) and are being sent somewhere other than your normal duty station. If you're activated, it means you're on active duty and reporting to your unit. As for length, it just depends on what the reason for the activation is. While at CGIS, I was activated three times ( a total of five times over my entire CG career). I was activated for a year under Title 10 orders, 2006-2007, 60 days under Title 14 (deployment to New Orleans for Operation Deepwater Horizon) in 2010, and 30 days for operational support (deployment to CGIS Alameda, CA for manpower shortage) in 2015.
Let me know what other questions I can answer for you