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Last Post 11 Feb 2010 02:03 AM by Graham27. 3 Replies.
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10 Feb 2010 09:58 PM
    What if you get your officer package, go to the interviews, and you don't get the spot for OCS? What options are offered? Can you go enlisted? Thanks in advance.
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    10 Feb 2010 10:33 PM
    Well you will need to to speak to your recruiter about enlisting, most offices are not accepting any active duty right now but u should definitely ask. If you don't mind enlisting right now I would get started right away and if you get picked up for OCS then you would just go there.
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    10 Feb 2010 10:42 PM
    Enlisted and officer accessions are different. If you are not picked up as an Officer, you can apply to the enlisted side. There is no guarantee that you will be picked up for the enlisted side. If you have not taken an ASVAB, you will also need that done.


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    11 Feb 2010 02:03 AM
    Thanks guys for the response. I have taken the ASVAB already. The longest part seems to be getting into MEPS right now, not sure why. I did fill out that I want to be an active duty officer but I am hearing that they need reserve officers? I try to ask my recruiter questions about the officer program but he lets me know that I need to get through MEPS first before we can talk about it. I am being patient but sometimes it is hard.

    I know everyone is doing the best they can with all the hold ups and such. I do get a lot of my information from this forum, uscg.mil and a friend of mine who is a Chief PO stationed in Mobile, AL. So I have an idea what is going on.

    I do have some concerns because 1.) I am 26yrs. old and going on 27 here in March so I am little worried that I am getting "too old" for anything 2.) I have a house that I would need to sell or rent out if I do get in and we all know how the housing market is.

    Once again thanks for listening. It helps a lot.
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