I was having trouble finding any information on the reserve officer program using the search function. If anyone knows of any threads l'd appreciate it. I'm prior enlisted CG and have been working for NOAA since 2007 in the NOAA Corps (currently 03). I'm planning on getting out of NOAA and going to the Merchant Marine sector after upgrading my license. However, I'd like to stay in the reserves and finish my 20 years that way. I know the reserve officer candidates go to the Academy for 3 weeks of training. Just wondering if there are folks out there that have done something like I'm about to do and what their experience has been. Can my rank carry over to the CG Reserves? Or will I start over again at 01? Will you be a desk jockey when you drill? Or will you actually get to do something interesting? I suppose for the benefits, I wouldn't really care if I was getting some Captain his coffee for one weekend a month anyway.