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Just wanted to give you all an update, after a lot of research and soul searching I have decided to go ahead and join the Coast Guard.
I am setting up my appointment to go to MEP's and take the ASVAB test now.
Thanks for the help and guidance (gentle prodding) in the right direction.
"Just blame Sixto"
I reserve the right to make fun, point and laugh etc.
As you may know there's often a little bit of good natured, yet contentious banter between the Navy and the Coast Guard. An old Navy Chief told me this one.....
Q: How does the Coast Guard conduct a burial at sea?
A: They drop him over the side and stomp him into the mud!
Best of luck in your new career!
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
I've met quite a few Coasties during my time in the Navy and I was always surprised that most of them had hit more ports than I have...a lot more. The fact that the Coasties' boats couldn't stay out as long as the Navy ships made us kinda envious of the Coasties.
on a great choice! Stay safe out there.
Best of luck to you, have fun at MEPS.
Remember, the military is what you make it.
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
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Congratulations, and thank you for your impending service!
If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them.--Samuel Adams as Candidus, Boston Gazette 20 Jan. 1772
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From a 20 year USN vet, THANK YOU for your impending service! Nice to know there are still a lot of good people out there! Stay blessed!
"Let not your heart be troubled." John 14:1
USN Retired Vietnam/Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Best Wishes, and Good Luck!
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
Congrats, I spent 15yrs in the Canadian CG. Worked with many great US CG types.
Congratulations. I did 6 years in the Coast Guard after a tour in the Navy. Without a doubt the greatest and most rewarding time of my life, job wise.
Before you sign anything you need to research guaranteed "A" schools and/or duty stations.-Jay
Make sure you get some guaranteed training out of the deal...and while shooting .50 cals might be fun, it's not exactly the most transferable of skills.
Pick a job that is going to get you a job on the outside.
I'm sure the tank drivers in the Army love their job and they get to do things that most of will never encounter, but when it comes to looking for a civilian job, well, tank driver doesn't exactly transfer very well.
Coasties are a great way of life. One of my best friends got his start in law enforcement through the Coast Guard!
Good Luck, take advantage of what they have to offer and above all, have fun while you're in!
And never enter under an "open contract!" +1 on spending time with recruiter and getting guaranteed school and possibly duty stations in writing.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
To a future Coastie......from an old Coastie!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Thanks for all your support guys, what do you guys think a good rating would be I have some interest in IT and have taken some courses in that so the IS rating might be good, but I think I would really enjoy the BM rating or MST rating.
Anyone have any advice or input on these jobs, maybe a retired Coastie?