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Last Post 08 Apr 2010 11:29 AM by Cooch. 3 Replies.
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07 Apr 2010 08:39 PM
    I am currently overseas with the Air National Guard, looking into joining the Coast Guard when I return. I am not sure however if I qualify. I have been in for 18 years (only 8 of those are active duty, the rest reserve) I am 35 years old, and have poor credit, can any one tell me my chances of getting in or am I barking up a dead tree? Also if I can enlist what are my chances of getting into Avaition? I am a flight medic with the Air Guard at present. Any info would help, thanks.
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    07 Apr 2010 11:50 PM
    Are you looking for active duty or reserves?


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    08 Apr 2010 09:45 AM
    Active duty would be preferred but reserves may be an option
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    08 Apr 2010 11:29 AM
    Ok. Unfortunately active duty enlisted is closed for the remainder of the fiscal year. When it does open back up, the number of job openings will be at historical lows. That doesn't mean that you can't compete for one of those jobs though. However, there is a downside. I'm not sure what paygrade you are, but the most likely scenario would be that you have to come in the Coast Guard as an E-3. Myself being an E-6, I personally couldn't imagine dropping three paygrades. It comes down to your personal choice. Just my personal opinion is that you should look into the reserves. We don't have reserve aviation jobs though. I imagine that would play heavily into your decision. Good luck to you.


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