S. Goodman wrote:
Seems like everyone looks over the Coast Guard? Perhaps this means much fewer applicants . . . I haven't heard it refereed to much at all on here...
https://www.gocoastguard.com/sites/defa ... 14_1_0.pdf
I've read up on it, including the link you attached. Very few applicants but about 9-10 accepted annually. The trends are actually published on that pdf (pg98). FYs 2014-15 actually turned over a 15% and 20% acceptance rate, respectively.
I've worked with Coasties before during the Deepwater Horizon cleanup and I have some good friends that are CG officers. The only reason I didn't apply before was because of my own hubris and because I wanted to stay in the Air Force. I've been in the Air Force Reserve for almost 8 years and I assumed that since my stats were respectable and I did well during my AFJAG internship, that I would be a shoe-in. I chalked my previous rejections up to a matter of timing. Needless to say, I was wrong. In retrospect, I probably should have applied to other branches sooner, but its not the end of the world for me.
The CG deadlines are in August and November. Each has a projected commission date of a year from now. Seems like it fits into my timeline pretty well. I'll probably post later as I go through the process to shed some light for future applicants.