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Prior service over the age
Last Post 23 Dec 2010 06:50 PM by Giovanni50. 10 Replies.
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05 Dec 2010 03:18 PM
    Im currently in the navy and reaching my High Year Tenure mark(AUG12). I'm an E4 Aviation Mech and by the time my HYT comes around ill be 34. I few years back i spoke to a CG Chief Recruiter and he told me something along the lines that if youre over the age limit the deduct the years of active duty you have from your current age and if you're under the cap that one would be able to join, is this correct? I was 26 when i came in as active duty navy.

         My other question is if I go in as being a prior E4 i understand i lose a rank but do you automatically get it back once you complete A school?
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    07 Dec 2010 06:00 PM
    you get your rank of e-4 upon graduating a school as long as you dont mess up during a school and have time in rate long enough. You will probably would be an e-3 for an average of 2 years because you wouldnt just go straight to a school. It isnt like the navy that you go to a school right after boot camp. so now you have to look at all that and decide if you want to be an e-3 again and if you would be happy with that for a year or so

    next question is are you married and do you have any children
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    07 Dec 2010 10:24 PM
    Im single and i have a son as my dependant but he doesnt live with me.
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    08 Dec 2010 06:28 AM
    ok then you are good on that side. you are only allowed two dependents so a wife and a child would be the two. I would say start talking to a recruiter when you are eligble to start talking to one
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    08 Dec 2010 08:04 PM

    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?

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    08 Dec 2010 08:21 PM
    the process is you have to go through A school or strike. so there is no other way to advance. So even if you strike you usually are on the advancement list around a year or so. It isnt like other branches that you advance just becuase of leadership. I have heard people tell me that the airforce you ranked up but you had no special training per say it was to rank up to run a shop or division. In the coast guard you have to rank up by passing a service wide taken by everyone else that wants to advance after e-4 and they make so many a year. It is job specific
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    08 Dec 2010 08:34 PM
    so for instance ive read somewhere on here that the food specialist rate is the one A school thats the quickest to get to now. So if one goes to boot camp with an assigned rate, food specialist for instance or any other rate that has a short wait for A school does the mean your wait between boot camp and A school is that much shorter? And if you already have an assigned job and just waiting for A school can you still advance if you're up for advancement before you get to your A school?

    Oh and what about the age thing is there any truth behind that?
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    08 Dec 2010 10:06 PM
    if you went in FS you would leave boot go to a school and graduate a school as a e-4 as long as you hve time in rate. Just remember you will be stuck as a FS then doing the cooking for a cutter more then likely. Before you leave the navy go check out the FS and see how they like it and if you would like it
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    09 Dec 2010 07:29 AM

    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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    what about the age thing?
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    23 Dec 2010 06:50 PM
    there is an age limit even for prior service although I don't know the exact rules - maybe recruiters have some leeway here. what might be a concern is how many years you've served in another branch and at what rank. each of the branches have a cap on how many years you can serve in another branch and still join their branch. another possible hurdle for you is if the navy is making you leave because you haven't advanced past E-4 in eight years that might keep you out of the coast guard by itself. you've got to find the regs that relate to prior service to be sure..
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