Coast Guard OCS

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  1. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Does anyone know how hard it is to get into USCG OCS? I'm applying to the Academy, but am also considering civilian colleges and OCS as a back up. Thanks!

    Very Respectfully,

    SamAca10
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Very hard to get OCS....a product of being so small.
     
  3. Fuji

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    Samaca,

    I very much encourage you to check out/apply to the state maritime academies in the US. The Coast Guard offers our graduates the option of being a Coast Guard Officer.

    In my own opinion - the priority for your options should be;

    USCGA Appointment

    if not selected - Acceptance to a state maritime academy

    finally,

    Coast Guard OCS - which would not occur until after you have completed an undergraduate program.

    I wish you well,

    Fuji

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  4. disey3

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    Alternatives...

    Son is looking at alternatives...but the majority of the cadets at SUNY Maritime say OCS is even more selective than going through admissions process...pre-commissioning initiative is only available in limited colleges...was informed by someone that he must contact a recruiter and find out if student body has at least 25% minority rate from his advisor...is this true?:confused:Changing colleges seems to be a nightmare for this:eek:....Please advise....
     
  5. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    No they are talking about a different program ("The College Student Precommissioning Intitiative(CSPI) " is aimed at historically minority college recruitment). The Maritime Colleges are commissioned as direct commissions in the Coast Guard under the following program:"The Direct Commission Maritime Academy Program" . In that program you are commissioned right away and go thru a short orientation course- not OCS. Unlike ROTC in the DoD services- the USCG will not pay you anything prior to commissioning thru this program- while they do pay a stipend and scholarship thru the CSPI http://www.gocoastguard.com/find-yo...ortunities/programs/maritime-academy-graduate
     
  6. bob80q

    bob80q bob80q Banned

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    recommend you look into The Citadel, they have a new direct commission program and have many grads who have commissioned through OCS, every little bit helps when trying to boost the resume and going to a prestigious military college would certainly be a plus
     

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