Navy or Coast Guard

June 12th, 2005  

Topic: Navy or Coast Guard

If I talk to any of the guys at my CAP squad about Navy or the Coast Guard they just make...jokes about dropping soap?( they all want to get into the Airforce, but not to be mean, they aren't very bright, they smoke pot bad grades...etc...etc)

So here I am almost threw high school, I have talked to both recruiters and i'm interested in the MA for the Navy and the GM for the Coast Guard, the only real difference I see is the Navy is everywhere and MA's are basically cops (correct me if I am wrong).

It would be great for some input, thanks agian!
June 18th, 2005  
Have you taken a look at the payscales/advancement rates comparably?

If you're having trouble deciding, that might be a good idea.
June 18th, 2005  
Pay scales are the same across all branches. I think you have to decide what you want to do in the military. Decide what you want to learn, decide where you'd like to serve. With those things in mind, look at each service, talk to the recruiters and see which one fits your needs and expectations best.

As for the Coasties being cops, check out this link for job opportunities for Coast Guard officers.

and one this for enlisted careers.

They have a college student pre-commissioning program.

The Naval Academy has a good link too.

Do as much research as it takes until you feel fairly comfortable selecting the right branch for you.

For job opportunities for Naval Officers try:
June 18th, 2005  
I herd that coast guard GMS are also responsible for a team boarding a ship? if not which profession in the costies dose boarding?
November 1st, 2009  
gm and bm both do boarding