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. Reserve Coast Guardsmen generally serve at a Coast Guard unit within 100 miles of their residence.
Where do Coast Guard officers live?
Unlike other military services, which operate large government housing tracts on military bases, most Coast Guard officers live in the local community.
Do you get to choose where you are stationed in the Coast Guard?
Once you get to your first unit and after you’ve been there for 4 months you will be able to put your name on the AST A school list assuming you pass the flight physical. During A school, your class will receive a list of open jobs for AST3’s that you can choose from.
Are Coast Guard officers armed?
Dan Bate, a communications officer for the Canadian Coast Guard’s Pacific Region, said the majority of coast guard vessels are not armed. Bate said when the coast guard works in co-operation with RCMP, Mounties are on board to provide arms, if needed.
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)
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.
What is the best job in the Coast Guard?
5 Best Coast Guard Jobs For 2021
- Avionics Electrical Technician.
- Boatswain’s Mate.
- Information Systems Technician.
- Rescue Swimmer.
- Direct Commission Aviator (Helicopter Pilot) Conclusion.
Does Coast Guard get military benefits?
You’ll have shopping privileges at military bases and access to all kinds of recreational facilities. And, looking into the future, we offer various retirement plans, including one option that lets you retire and start receiving your pension after serving just 20 years.