I want to preface this saying that I'm a 4/C at VMI who's dreamed of being a USCG Search and Rescue pilot. I recently researched the Coast Guard's Direct Commission program for SMCs. I cannot do anything until the summer before my 1/C year. I want to fly, and the Marines offer a flight contract if I join up with them. Should I take the guarantee from the Marines or wait for the Coast Guard?