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Discussion in 'US Coast Guard Forum' started by Glocker 2311, Feb 19, 2006.
does anyone have any info. on the direct petty officer program?
Found this on the USCG.MIL site
Direct Petty Officer Program
It is a PDF page
Also, go talk to a recruiter.
I was a CG recruiter as well as a member of the USCG TRACEN admin/training staff. I was very familiar with this program as well as offered a direct promotion to E5 in this program myself.
What are your questions? Goal?
There is a application process that reviews qualifications along with how it aligns with CG qualifications, expertise and needs of the service. This is most common in medical, aviation, electronics and a few other fields.
I can tell you that my enlisted CG time, experience, expertise, and education earned me a direct commission in another service.
(I did not enjoy this other service as I was used to getting things done, not a hurry up and wait person) I worked with 3 of our other services and respect them all. We did have a special relationship with our Corps brothers though.