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Question by Tay: Life as a Non-rate in the military?
I am going into the coast guard as a non-rate because i want to see what all the jobs have to offer before i make my final decision. i have my eye on ME though.
So my question is, what will life as a non- rate be in the coast guard?
I was told you dont want to get put on a cutter as a non rate because it well not be fun. Is this true?
Where should i hope to be stationed as a non- rate in the coast guard for the best opportunities to see what all the jobs have to offer?
What base is the best coast guard base in your opinion?
Answer by jorge r
oh god- if you are offered a Guaranteed a school other than Fs TAKE IT.
my several reasons are:
– The higher pay as an E-4
-The wait list as a nonrate to even put your name on an a school list/ wait the list out.
– whether career or just 4 years it’s the better choice because you might be on a list so long you might have to extend
– and if you are doing this as a career- you can always serve out your 2-3 years as a P.o. in that rate and put your name on another list
Trust me, being a non-rate isn’t that great at all.
at stations you mow lawns/paint but I don’t know much more b/c I’m on a cutter.
at boats you paint,grind, chase rust and underway work depends on your command/boat.
and the wait so far for ME is over 2 years- and b/c of this they closed the list.
-as far as the best places to be stationed at- try to get anything in the west coast….trust me ;[
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