Receive Pay & Benefits as a Coast Guard Reserve Officer

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As a Coast Guard reserve officer, you will hone your leadership and management skills. By tackling important responsibilities quickly, you can expect to gain proficiency in administrative and supervisory ability.

Reserve officers earn notable salaries, receive medical and dental coverage while drilling, and have access to education and retirement benefits.

Steady Income:

You are paid once a month, based on your pay-grade drill period. An established salary chart denotes pay increases based on both rank and tenure while in the Coast Guard Reserve.

For more information, download the most recent military pay scale.

Advancement:

You are promoted based on your knowledge of your chosen career field, your performance, and time in pay grade.

Advancement and Training:

You are promoted based on your knowledge of your chosen career field, your performance, leadership, and time in service.

You choose your career path based on your aptitude, physical abilities, motivation, and determination. Unlike other military services, the Coast Guard offers all specialties to both men and women equally, including combat roles.

Medical and Dental Care:

Reservists qualify for medical and dental coverage while serving in a drilling status through our TRICARE program.

Life Insurance:

Reservists can also apply for Service Members' Group Life Insurance

Education:

Through the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve, we'll help you pay for college or vocational technical training.

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