Is it true the Coast Guard is very selective? Yes, we are a small military service with 38,000 active duty and 8,000 reserve personnel. The Coast Guard is not for everyone, and not everyone who wants to join may be qualified. We have high standards and are very selective with applicants we bring on board.
Can you pick where you want to be stationed 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.
Is it hard to get into the Coast Guard?
Coast Guard Requirements
The Coast Guard is one of the more difficult branches to join because it accepts far fewer new recruits than the other branches of the military, and qualifying requirements are strict. You will have to undergo a credit check and pass a security clearance check.
Can you get a guaranteed job in the Coast Guard?
Like the Navy, enlisted jobs in the Coast Guard are referred to as “ratings.” Of all of the services, the Coast Guard offers the fewest guaranteed jobs.
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)
Does Coast Guard go to war?
In 1939, the U.S. Lighthouse Service was also merged into the Coast Guard. As one of the country’s six armed services, the Coast Guard has been involved in every major U.S. war since 1790, from the Quasi-War with France to the Global War on Terrorism.
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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.