If you have, or are about to earn your Bachelor's Degree, the Coast Guard offers you the opportunity to become a Reserve Officer. This is a chance for you to serve part-time in the Coast Guard and close to home.
Besides the extra cash and benefits, the Reserve can be your chance to get real-world leadership experience and hone your management skills.
As a Reserve Officer candidate, you will attend Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination (ROCI) at the Coast Guard Academy, then report to your assigned Coast Guard unit to begin an exciting career as a Coast Guard officer. Reservists may also be activated at times of emergency or disaster.
If You Have The Right Experience, We Have Your Fast Track To The Top.
We offer Officer Programs in a "variety" of fields, including: law, environmental, engineering, communications, computer & information technology, and intelligence.
How Far You Go Depends On Two Things: You And Your Determination.
In the Coast Guard Reserve, every job is important. As an officer in the Reserve, everything you do will get noticed. During your time in the Coast Guard Reserve, you will have the opportunity to gain higher rank, better pay, and more responsibility.
Extra Cash And Money For College Are Just The Beginning
As someone entering the Coast Guard as a Reserve officer, you'll make a good starting salary, receive medical and dental coverage while in drilling status, and have access to money for education and eligibility for retirement benefits. You can also depend on pay raises which are given out based on rank and length of service.
Every Reserve officer candidate in the Coast Guard must go through initial training, which is essentially Basic Training for officers. Officers commissioned under the Selected Reserve Direct Commissioning program do so via a three-week program. This program is designed to prepare you to make split-second decisions and take charge in any situation.
We serve just about anywhere in the world where we are needed including the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. However, most Coast Guard jobs are located here in the United States and Puerto Rico.