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Min Age to Commission?

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by wilmared, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. wilmared

    wilmared 5-Year Member

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    My son is a USCGA hopeful and also has many plan B's. He will be 20 1/2 when he graduates academy/college. I keep seeing the minimum age as 21. Are waivers common for this or does he have to hang out until he turns 21 to be commissioned?
     
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    USCGA13STN 5-Year Member

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    So long as he is a graduate, it won't matter. He will have to be 17 years of age prior to R-day though, which is usually the limiting factor for age when attaining your commission.
     
  3. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Not 17 by R Day, but by July 1 of the year you enter.

    With R Day this year coming on June 25, you could have a few 16-year olds reporting.

    OCS and DCE have minimums of 21.

    :cool:
     
  4. SamAca10

    SamAca10 5-Year Member

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    R Day is so close to July 1st that I don't think it really matters.
     
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    CGA12DAD 5-Year Member

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    Most high school graduates turn 18 during their senior year or shortly thereafter where I live.
     
  6. BruceRTalbot

    BruceRTalbot 5-Year Member

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    DD was 17 on R-Day. I remember feeling she was pretty young for what was coming but a 16 year old on R-Day would be even more of a challenge.
     

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