In case you have not need my post in the Reserve board, the same week I got the call from my recruiter that I have a space in the USCG Reserve I found out I'm up for a big promotion at my civi job.
So, my interview last week went very well. I think I have a good shot at getting this promotion. Offers will be going out in mid-June. It would involve a 3 month training period (not 6 months, as I was originally told) and a big move to a different part of the state.
My recruiter told me I could ship to boot in September and then A school in January. He'd also like to me choose my date by next week. I think I am going to have to call him this weekend to ask if I can get some more time to at least see if I get the promotion.
I'm terribly torn right now. Taking the job means USCG is probably out of the question. But getting the job is not a lock as of yet, so I don't want to turn down the spot only to find I don't get the job.
Sounds like it's time for me to make a tough call. It's really hard to be thinking about giving up one dream to pursue another. It's also hard to try to do the best thing for my family when it means giving up on something I've wanted to do since I was a little girl. Everything is still up in the air right now.
*sigh* Anyone have any advice or going though a similar situation? Old Guard, I'm still thinking about all the things you said in your post on the other thread!
Hopeful USCG Recruit
Started working with Recruiter: September 2009
ASVAB (95) and MEPS: September 2009
Completed USCG Paperwork: January 2010
I'm in! Paperwork Approved! May 2010
September Ship Date?