I was dead set on joining the Coast Guard, but after zero luck getting ahold of a recruiter ( I called and emailed recruiters in five states) I kind of gave up. The Marines were my second choice because I was interested in their program for college students to attend OCS over the summers between school years, and I want to blow stuff up lol.
I recently left the state my school is in to do an 18 week internship in another state. And I thought what the heck, I'll call the CG recruiter out here and if they don't answer, then I'll sign the papers with the Marines. The recruiter answered the phone before it even started ringing! I was totally shocked and we talked on the phone for about an hour, and he invited me to meet him at his office the next day. It turns out he went to FS C school at the culinary school I'm currently attending.
It's been about a month now, I've gone to MEPS, filled out the E-qip and paperwork, and now I'm pretty much just waiting on a ship date!
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