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.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Ever since I had heard of the United States Coast Guard, I have wanted to be a part of it. I just graduated high school from Woodland Regional in the tiny town of Beacon Falls, CT, and although I had seen and loved the US Coast Guard Academy and applied there, I unfortunately did not get in. However, I will be attending Massachusetts Maritime Academy this fall, and going through the MARGRAD Program to become an officer. I want to be a helicopter pilot for Search and Rescue. Anyway, I just wanted to comment because I know some of the difficulties of trying to get into a federal service academy. Thank you for your tremendous service to our country. Semper Paratus!