How hard is it to get a guaranteed job in the Coast Guard?

I would like to go straight to "A" school after cape may. How hard would it be to achieve this? My preferred job is MST.

Asked By: Johnny F - 12/18/2008
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Very few rates are available straight out of A School... More
Answered By: uscg_recruiter - 12/19/2008
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When I joined the Army, I enlisted with a guarantee of certain training, but not a specific job assignment. Enlist anyways! I sort of wish I had joined Coast Guard instead. Best I can tell, it is the most exciting of the Uniformed Services.
Answered By: Dan-O - 12/18/2008
well, my husband and i just came from florida where all the newbies got stuck because they did not know what they wanted to do...most of them sent countless hours on the boat doing crap work ( painting the boat, running errands, cleaning all the bird crap off the deck, basically they were deck hands because they did... More
Answered By: sherichance79 - 12/18/2008
I will tell you you can not get MST "A" school as a guaranteed school out of basic. There is a huge wait list for that school. People wait years to be able to go to that "A" school.
Answered By: dankohner1 - 12/18/2008
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