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US Coast Guard Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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Petty Officer Interview

Petty Officer

Interviewed at US Coast Guard

Interview Details – Recruiters tell you things that aren't true. Do your homework before signing the paper. Make sure it's what you want to do because it's a big commitment. One of the toughest but best decisions I ever made. Tough of great benefits and experience.

Interview Question – committing 4-6 years of your life without knowing where you will go after basic training.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Enlisted USCG Interview

Enlisted USCG
Montgomery, AL

I applied in-person and interviewed at US Coast Guard.

Interview Details – There's no initial communication unless you meet a recruiter at a school job fair. I had to hunt and find a recruiter myself before the internet existed. Once you complete all of the paperwork, then the recruiter can guide you through the process. It helps to be fully qualified without needing any waivers for physical issues or pay behavior difficulties such as bad debt or criminal behavior.

Interview Question – Dozens of pages with questions necessary to obtain a security clearance. Be prepared to research all of your previous addresses, family, phone numbers, employers, etc.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Boatswains Mate Interview

Boatswains Mate

Interviewed at US Coast Guard

Interview Details – posses the ASVAB scores necessary to become a Boatswains Mate. after a minimum of four months you can place your name on the A School list. After your name is on the list you wait at your unit till you get orders to school. Upon graduation you will be cycled into general population again to perform the duties as a Boatswain Mate 3rd class.

Negotiation Details – none


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Base Commander Interview

Base Commander

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at US Coast Guard.

Interview Details – Natural career progression for active duty senior officer; internal selection board. Initial selection for officer accession points normally do have interviews through the Officer Candidate School or the USCG Academy in New London CT. This was a natural career progression and advancement.

Interview Question – Record review only; no questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Bmc Interview

Bmc
Tampa, FL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at US Coast Guard in January 2010.

Interview Details – They will give you a Physical exam, a written multiple choice asvab testing. you will also take a drug test, which tests for a fraction of what a civilian employer tests for. So make sure your clean for at least 2 months.The NYPD is bigger than the Coast Guard so they can be very selective. If you think you can risk a positive test and just go back when your clean forget about it. Once your out you are out. You will then meet with a recriter who will schedule you to go to Cape May, NJ for 8 weeks of boot camp. Once you graduae boot camp you will become an active or reserve member of the Coast Guard, Also the Coast Guard Academy in New London CT accepts cadets strictly on their own merits, This is unlike the Air force Academy, West Point of the Naval Academy which all require a Congressional appointment.

Interview Question – Boot Camp was only a mental team building game. It does not matter if you can do 30 or 100 push ups. It will never be enough until you learn how to work as a team. That is what it's all about.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – easyonce you jumped through all the hoops.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Enlisted USCG Interview

Enlisted USCG
San Juan, PR

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at US Coast Guard.

Interview Details – Pretty straightforward although recruiters didn't disclose much of the "crappy work" a junior enlisted would be doing until after contract was signed (LOL). You need to pass a test called the ASVAB and your score would determine your eligibility to various "ratings."

Negotiation Details – "Sign here. "


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Seaman E3 Interview

Seaman E3

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at US Coast Guard.

Interview Details – Recruiting process with a military recruiter. Difficult process. Coast Guard is very picky to whom it takes pinto the service. Background checks, drug test asvab test scorecard ect...

Interview Question – Nothing is difficult if you are a model citizen if you have a shady past don't bother big brother will find it.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Seaman E3 Interview

Seaman E3
Dallas, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 10 months - interviewed at US Coast Guard in March 2010.

Interview Details – Actually, shockingly, there wasn't really an interview process for this. I enlisted and joined.

Interview Question – The most difficult questions was about drug use. I didn't want to admit it,. but lying about it   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no, there was no negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Anonymous Interview

Anonymous Employee
Cape May, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at US Coast Guard.

Interview Details – ASVAB test, physical screening, and bootcamp.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Chief Petty Officer Interview

Chief Petty Officer
Elizabeth City, NC

Interviewed at US Coast Guard

Interview Details – The hiring process is standard military. Meet with a recruiter, pass the ASVAB, medical battery, drug screen, etc. Process through MEPS, 8 weeks of boot camp then off to your assignment.

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