Can I choose where I am stationed in the Coast Guard?

Do I have a choice regarding location where I will serve? Active-duty Coast Guard Forces serve where the Coast Guard needs them. Assignments could be aboard one of the many cutters, at a support station, on a flight crew, or at an air station.

Can you choose where to live in the Coast Guard?

Every Coast Guard recruit gets to pick his or her first duty station. The catch is that it’s from a very short list of where they need non rated personnel. When you get close to graduation “the list” gets posted. Then each recruit picks their first duty station from that list in the order of your company ranking.

How often do you get to go home in the Coast Guard?

The reality is that Coast Guard missions are often away from home. CG members do not get to go home every night. Depending on their unit, they may be gone from a couple of days to upwards of a year. THREE- “At least you know your spouse is safe and not in danger.”

What disqualifies you from joining the Coast Guard?

You will undergo a credit check. You with have to pass security clearance check. You will have to pass a criminal record review. (2nd and 3rd degree misdemeanors and or felony convictions disqualify you from joining the US Coast Guard)

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What is the Coast Guard age limit?

Age Limits for Enlisting

You must be at least 17 to enlist in any branch of the active military. The oldest you can be to enlist for active duty in each branch is: Coast Guard: 31. Marines: 28.

How much does the Coast Guard Pay?

All active-duty enlisted members entering the Coast Guard start out making approximately $20,000 annually. This is just basic pay. Members may also be entitled to other allowances depending on their status.

What is the easiest military branch to get into?

At the background clearance check stage, the easiest military branch to join is the Army or Navy. At the ASVAB stage, the easiest military branch to join is the Army or Air Force. At the basic training stage, the easiest military branch to join is the Air Force.