As a Coastie, I have traveled the States for the past 20 years going from coast to coast and one amazing adventure to another.
Read on in this blog to hear stories about my experiences living the Coast Guard life, not only as a military officer but also as a small town Midwestern girl who left home to enlist in the United States Coast Guard.
I look forward to hearing what you have to say about... My Coast Guard Career.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Becoming a USCG Officer

Recently, I have received a few e-mails from people wanting to know how they can become USCG Officers.

One e-mail came from a very sweet young man who desperately wants two things in his life... his true love for a woman and to become a USCG Officer. A real Officer and a Gentleman story... The only problem is to be eligible for the USCG Academy, you cannot be married. The Academy has a very competitive and selective process because of the large number of candidates and limited number of cadet positions.

Another e-mail came from a young lady who is already attending college and wants to improve her chances of being selected for Officer Candidate School.

So, in addition to my posts on being Married in the Military and Age Limits, here are a few other options besides the USCG Academy for people who want to become a USCG Officer.

Each program has its own eligibility requirements, program requirements, and varies in the training required. Check out the links provided above for more information.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lauren Got Accepted to OCS!

I know it has been quite a while since I last wrote a post. I have been very busy working on my comprehensive finals for graduate school as well as enjoying the holiday season. Sorry, I promise to write soon and answer some of the great e-mails I have been receiving.

I just wanted to let everyone know that Lauren (a guest blogger who applied for OCS) just found out she was accepted and will attend the January 2009 class!

Congratulations Lauren on a job well done! Now... get your stuff in order and prepare for a mentally and physically challenging four months in cold, snowy Connecticut!

Semper Paratus and good luck!