99charles

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Hi, im a 16 year old junior and will be turning 17 soon. To join the Coast Guard Auxiliary one must be 17 years old. Would joining the CG auxiliary, for the 7 months i'm eligible before I apply to the coast guard class of 2021, help my chances significantly or at all?
 

LineInTheSand

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It won't hurt, but it won't be a deciding factor.

I joined the Auxiliary my final year of high school. I thought it was pretty cool, and it gave me a small taste of the Coast Guard and some basic nautical knowledge (I was in TN, so I hadn't been on much water at that point, at least not big water).

I saw go for, if for no other reason than to familiarize yourself with the Auxiliary, which you'll work with from time to time throughout your Coast Guard career.
 

99charles

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It won't hurt, but it won't be a deciding factor.

I joined the Auxiliary my final year of high school. I thought it was pretty cool, and it gave me a small taste of the Coast Guard and some basic nautical knowledge (I was in TN, so I hadn't been on much water at that point, at least not big water).

I saw go for, if for no other reason than to familiarize yourself with the Auxiliary, which you'll work with from time to time throughout your Coast Guard career.
Thank you!
 

AuxNoob

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As a member of the Aux, I say do it. My son did that before he applied to CGA. However, he didn't include it as part of his application package. I am in contact with someone in the same situation as you, and have recommended this as well, for the reasons LITS has noted.

Unless this is you? Does your last name start with P?
 
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My DS didn't receive an appointment this year and plans on re-applying to the CGA next year. He is joining the Aux, hoping to be involved in the coast guard while he awaits the next (tortuous lol) application. My advice to him was regardless, if that's what you love, it won't be a waste of your time or efforts.
 

99charles

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As a member of the Aux, I say do it. My son did that before he applied to CGA. However, he didn't include it as part of his application package. I am in contact with someone in the same situation as you, and have recommended this as well, for the reasons LITS has noted.

Unless this is you? Does your last name start with P?
No it does not, but thank you for your responce
 
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