how is it someone is an E-3 for that long though? do they not give you the opportunity for advancement? How does the advancement process go from E-3 to E-4? Is it a test or a board? and how long does one have to be an E-3 before theyre eligible for advancment?
Also, remember that you generally don't choose your rating in the Coast Guard until after boot camp. The Coast Guard allows you to go to the fleet and sample the various jobs before selecting what "A" school you wish to attend. If you choose a guaranteed school, then things are different. You attend boot camp and then go to your school. I believe that FS is the only guaranteed school right now. As long as your ASVAB scores are qualifying, you can choose any rating. You just have to wait for an opening at the school once you get qualified. It can be a substantial wait.Good luck!
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