Hello, So I feel that I am going to be a nontraditional student entering the Maritime Academy in the next 1-2 years. I would like to pursue a masters degree at one of these academies while getting a through the Coast Guard MARGRAD program. As of right now, I am getting ready to join Army Reserve, however I will only owe three years. I should be eligible for joining the Coast Guard, because it says on there website: "Current military members in another service or the CG Reserves must furnish as signed DD368 (conditional release)." Getting my release in three years should not be a major issue. However the questions I do have are: 1. What percentage of Maritime graduates do actually get selected into the MARGRAD program. 2. How competitive is it to obtain a commission through the MARGRAD program, Any help would be appreciated, thank you!