HONOLULU, Hawaii—Following the highly successful recruiting trip conducted on Saipan last September, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Academy will have recruiters and representatives visiting Saipan, Tinian and Rota on May 4-12, to meet with interested applicants.
On Saipan, they will be visiting Northern Marianas College, Kagman High School, Marianas High School, Saipan Southern High School, Mount Carmel School, and Grace Christian Academy.
On Tinian and Rota, they will be visiting those islands’ respective high schools.
Interested students, especially those in their senior year, should see their counselors to participate in these visits.
For those who have graduated high school, or would like more one-on-one time, the Coast Guard’s representatives will be available at the following municipal offices from 1pm to 5pm: Saipan Mayor’s office on May 7, 8, and 9; Tinian Mayor’s Office on May 4; and Rota Mayor’s Office on May 11. Walk-ins are welcome.
The U.S. Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the nation’s five armed services. Its core roles are to protect the public, the environment and the U.S. economic and security interests in America’s coasts, ports and inland waterways. Serving in the Coast Guard allows its members to travel worldwide, and duty stations include Guam, Hawaii, the mainland United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East. As one of the five branches of the Armed Forces, all Coast Guard members earn competitive pay, benefits, and educational opportunities.
The requirements to in enlist the Coast Guard are:
– Be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien.
– Be between the ages of 17-31 (up to age 32 if qualified for attending guaranteed ‘A’ school) for active duty (If you are 17, you will need parental consent.).
– Have a high school diploma. GEDs are accepted in special circumstances.
– Have no more than three dependents.
– Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test.
– Pass a military entrance medical exam.
You are eligible to apply for the Coast Guard Academy if you are:
– A U.S. citizen of sound moral character
– Unmarried with no dependents or financial debt
– 17-22 years of age on July 1 of the year of entry
– A high school graduate or GED recipient (or will be prior to entry)
For more information, go to www.gocoastguard.com, or for the Coast Guard Academy, www.uscga.edu. (PR)