Is an active duty Marine with a bachelor's degree eligible for the Coast Guard's Direct Commissioning Program?
I am an active duty enlisted Marine, with a recently obtained Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems Technology. Am I eligible for the Coast Guard's Direct Commisionning Program?
Question answered by Malruhn
As long as you have several years of experience working in the career field for which you are competing (electrical engineering areas).
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The competition is pretty tight, but it's worth a shot - the Coast Guard is a GREAT service with which to serve!!
why does my marine outboard engine cut out under load occasionally after an hour of perfect use?
Engine is a Mariner90hp- 2stroke 1996
When travelling at speed, it cuts down to tick over or will only travel at approx. 5knotts for a few minutes before returning to original speed again. This happens after about an hour of working fine!
The engine has been serviced yearly and winterised for past 10years.
Question answered by Richard C
This is a hard question to answer, because it happens so infrequently. Like the other answerer's I'd look to fuel and ignition system. The mere fact that this is a new, and self-correcting problem would point to an ignition problem. I guess that something could block the fuel pick-up then fall off, but I'd be looking at an intermittent short in the electrical system. I t could be anywhere, not just in the engine. It could even be the battery. It'll help if you can eliminate possible causes before you take it to a mechanic. He/she will have a difficult time getting the engine to fail at the moment he is testing a component. It could be as simple as a spark plug failing or shorting out due to a small metal flake shorting the electrode. So the more you check it your self the less it'll cost when you take it in for service.. . I hope it's a simple problem, ...So Good Luck!!!!!!!
How long to wait and ship out for the Air Force?
I went to MEPS exactly a month ago and I picked Space Systems Operations, Aircraft Loadmaster, Cyber Surety (Security), Electrical Systems, and Aircrew Flight Equipment. I went Open general as well. Its been a month now and I haven't heard anything. How long can I expect for one of these jobs to open up?
Question answered by LarrySmile
Did the recruiter explain to you when you signed the DEP paperwork (Delayed Enlistment Program) that you can be in that program - waiting - for UP TO 12 months before you get to go to basic training?
If you don't get to go to basic training within the 12 month period then the DEP expires and you are released to visit any other service branch.
Now, "usually" people are reporting back on Yahoo Answers that they have waitied between 6 - 8 months to get to ship out to basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.
So, you should NEVER quit your day job NOR even tell your employer that you are going into the miltiary. It is none of their business until you give them 2 weeks notice of leaving your job. Otherwise, you might not get promoted or you might even be given "less hours."
Now, you can not mix/match jobs from different MAGE aptitude areas.
If you are enlisting into the GENERAL aptitude area then ONLY those 68 jobs that are coded as GENERAL aptitudes will be available for you.
NOT IN GENERAL: You can NOT get one of these jobs.
Electrical Systems is in Electronics. Not available to you. (6 month school at Sheppard AFB, TX)
Aircrew Flight Equipment is in Mechanical. Not available to you. (56 day school at Sheppard AFB, TX)
Space Systems Operator is in Electronics. Not available to you. (1 month school at Vandenberg AFB, CA)
Aircraft Loadmaster is in General. This IS available to you. (3 month school at Lackland AFB TX and then at McCord AFB, WA for survival training on what to do if your plane crashed in the water or on land, etc.)
Cyber Surety is in General. This IS available to you. (40 days school at Keesler AFB, MS)
I suggest that you revisit www.airforce.com and ONLY look at the jobs in the General Aptitude Area. You can ONLY get a job in this area.
There are 68 different jobs; 18 jobs are medical; 2 jobs are dental, cops, fireman, fuels, bomb handling (EOD) explosive ordinance disposal/destruction (you find land mines and bombs); legal office, public affairs, Services (gym, billeting/dorms, food service, morturary affairs); etc.
You don't wait for a job to "open up." You wait for a spot at basic training. AF recruites "about" 32,000 new airmen a year. That translates to ONLY about 2 people a month from every recruiting station. You are waiting for a spot in basic training.
THEN, in your 2nd week you sit down for about 10 minutes with a personnel guy/gal and they will ask you for your list of your TOP 10 job choices from "GENERAL" aptitude area. THEN, just before you graduate from basic training you will learn what GENERAL job you were assigned to learn and study and what school will be starting up the week after you graduate from basic training.
Jobs are driven by the Technical School Pipeline. If a school is not starting up then you don't get that job choice. You can't wait months for a school to open up. That's why you give them 10 choices. You may get your 1st choice or 10th choice or NONE of your choices.
I got my 2nd choice back in 1961.
Don't even "think" that AF jobs are assigned like civilian jobs. Even in the other services our AF jobs are not assigned the same way they do theirs. The AF ALWAYS does everything differently than the Army/Navy/Marines/Coast Guard. Don't listen to people outside the AF to advise you on AF jobs. They can only talk about "THEIR" service.
Rarely does the AF guarantee a job and disrupt the school pipeline flow. Everybody goes: "OPEN." Only the Army will guarantee a job before enlistment.
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret.)
What could be some of the most lucrative buinesses involved with yachting industry except building boats?
Any business related to yachting industry which can be a possible lucrative business venture you can think of or you are currently running? Can be either manufacturing or services...
Question answered by c_kayak_fun
I have a friend who is in the business of overseeing yacht rebuilds and retrofits and there seems to be a need for people who can understand and repair electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems. Corrosion control is another huge one -- corrosion seems to be a major factor in the degradation and deterioration of any marine vessel. Also, inspections for safety, insurance claims and for certifying seaworthiness for people looking at buying a yacht (similar to home inspectors who work for realtors and mortgage companies.) However, all of these require quite a lot of tecnical training and tests for certification. So they may not be what you are looking for in the short run.
WIll 4 years in the Marines be enough to maybe get me a job as an electrical engineer?
I spoke to an recruiter today and am interested in what he had to say. I want to one day be eligible to have a job as a electrical engineer, but the only way i can pay for college is by myself. Im not eligible for very many scholarships and the ones i found ive already submitted for but didnt get anything. I guess my question is, do i need to attend college after the corps or is it possible to attend during.
Also would the Air Force maybe be a better idea for me?
Question answered by abgemacht
I attended college with several people who had just got out of the Air Force. Most of them served as various types of electrical technicians while in the service. Although they could have found technician jobs because of the military training they received, they were *not* prepared to be engineers. That still required 4 years of college.
Most of them were able to pay for college through part-time jobs and the military benefits they received, such as the GI Bill, although, frankly, it can often be a pain to sort through all the bureaucratic BS to get the money you deserve as a Vet.
But, with that being said, I know of at least 4 students who graduated with me after serving in the air force.
How do RVs work in regards to electrical appliances and water?
Is there a storage of water/electricity that is used while on the road?
Also, how do the toilets work?
Question answered by ed
RV's have three holding tanks.
One for fresh water. Sometimes 60-80 gal.
One for "Gray" water. Waste water. May be 30-40 gal.
One for "Black" water. Sewage. May be less than Gray water.
Together they hold somewhat more than Fresh water.
This prevents any overflow or backup.
Water has a fill spout in order to fill.
There may also be a Propane tank.
Generators can be installed on any RV. Motor Homes usually have them as standard equipment.
This will run roof Air Conditioners and lights.
Some refrigerators run off electricity as well.
Ranges may also.
Some refrigerators and ranges run off Propane, or may be duel operated with automatic controls, to electricity or Propane.
Generators are fueled by the regular gas or diesel fuel tank.
When hooked up at campgrounds, electricty and water are furnished in the daily rental. There are separate supply lines for this, bypassing the generator, and the manuel fill spout.
The toilet operates somewhat like a marine toilet.
When flushed, water is used and the bottom of the toilet is hinged, flips open and drains into the black water holding tank. When draining, black water is drained first, then followed by Gray water. Modern RV's also have a flush system using fresh water and a wand inside the tank to clean it.
When hooked up in campgrounds, the holding tanks are hooked to a sewer, where available.
Some campgrounds have a separate common sewer and the rig must be drained there.
Some interstates have free sewage dumps, and many RV service stations as well.
What is a good job if i like science?
I'm interested in the whole, forensics thing. I like researching and experiments. I like to learn about the body system; Solar system, animals, environment, practically, everything to do with science i love. So, I was just wondering, what jobs involve a lot of research and things like that. I was thinking about a marine biologist. Forensic scientist. Or anything along those lines, Any suggestions are appreciated.
Question answered by BlackBubbly
Cable Installer and Repairer
Chemical Engineering Tech
Crime Scene Investigator
Dental Lab Tech
Developmental Service Worker
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Electrical Engineering Tech
Electronics Engineering Tech
Elementary School Teacher
Environmental Health Officer
Fruit and Vegetable Grower
Health Care Administrator
Health Records Professional
Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Tech
High School Teacher
Hydrologist / Hydrogeologist
Materials / Metallurgical Engineer
Medical Imaging Tech
Medical Lab Tech
Mental Health Nurse
Middle School Teacher
Mining Engineering Tech
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Nursery / Greenhouse Grower
Park Warden / Ranger
Personal Care Attendant
Petroleum Engineering Tech
Power Plant Operator
Prosthetist / Orthotist
Public Health Nurse
Solar Energy Tech
Special Education Teacher
Sport Psychology Consultant
Technical Sales Representative
Water Treatment Plant Operator
What is the best marine battery I can buy for my trolling motor?
I have a 12-16ft tin boat and someone stole our last battery for the trolling motor. What is the best battery we can buy for this? I am looking for something light, affordable, and long lasting charge. Thank you!
Question answered by ricsudukai
Gel type batteries will have the best power to weight ratio, and can be brutally cycled. They are best used for continuous low/mid level discharge rates, the lower the rate the higher the capacity of the battery - industry standard traction batteries are all gel type. (wheelchairs, scissor lifts etc.)
AGM type are the next best, but are generally more expensive. They handle extreme abuse and can be discharged/charged at very high rates.
Deep cycle wet batteries are heavy built, with very thick plates to allow safe discharge as low as 50% - although few manufacturers would encourage this due to the much reduced life span.
Starter type wet batteries - as used in a car are built to deliver very high current for a very short time when starting the engine. Once the engine is running the alternator takes over all electrical supply functions, the batteries in this use have many thin plates to allow high discharge rates - but are not designed to be discharged at all past 50% - permanent damage will occur very quickly if discharged regularly past this point. Manufacturers rarely suggest discharge past 60% as safe - keeping the battery at 90-100% will give an almost amazing life span - 5 to 7 years from personal commercial experience, my oldest battery is now over 10 years old in daily service.
These battery types cannot be combined in any order or mix. Only batteries of identical structure can be connected and charged together.
A multi-stage quality charger is an absolute must. The more sophisticated units allow settings specifically for the different battery types.
You will get what you pay for with batteries and chargers. The price of the base metals used, lead for batteries, copper for transformers in the chargers, steel etc. is an absolute - a half price battery has less lead, therefore less capacity - you can't expect the maker to give it to you for free, they will go broke in a week!
Life as a Combat Systems Officer for a married man?
I am currently in AFROTC in an Electrical Engineering major. I am married with no children (at least until graduation). I am looking at jobs in the AF, and I've always had an admiration for navigators (they now have the title of CSO). I was wondering what their deployment schedule generally looks like. Also, I would very much appreciate it if someone could recommend other careers in the Air Force; preferably one in which I would either be flying in or working on planes, but any would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Question answered by Marine
Rule 1 for a military officer - your 1st marriage is to the military and the 2nd is to your guy or gal spouse. What this means is your assigned military duties comes first regardless of how many hours, days, weeks, months that it is and wherever it is at. The spouse stays home and does spouse stuff. I point this out because this appears to be something important to you and I want you to understand that the military is not a civilian job. Military/National Defense comes first.
Aviation billets in the Air Force and other services is about the same. You are asking about non-pilot slots. A weapons systems officer (WSO) is probably what you really mean and has probably been renamed CSO. The "navigator" positions of old are pretty much gone with satellite based GPS systems and ground based Navigation systems provided by TACANs and to lesser extent VORs for smaller private low altitude aircraft.
The AF is flying fighter/interceptor aircraft with some being two seaters. The 2nd seat is the WSO/CSO who uses the aircraft radar to locate and using intercept geometry, close to within optimum firing range to launch missiles after confirmed radar lockon. Others train for precision bomb drops. Then there are the B-1, B-2, and a few B-52s (some still around) that have WSO/CSOs but are focused on bomb drops. Even these guys use satellite GPS for primary naviagation and bomb release tactics. Nobody uses celestrial navigation anymore. It is mostly time/distance nav (dead reckoning navigation) that all aviators are trained to use. The newer transport C-17 and even older C-141 (few still around) also use satellite GPS systems.
Point is, navigation isn't what it used to be. Flying over the ocean off of aircraft carriers is what I used to do in the middle of the night with no references and the ship steaming on into the night. We could not use radar or any electronic means to find the ship even in bad weather because that would pinpoint the ship's position to anyone tracking us (there is always someone trying to find out where a fleet is located). I used dead reckoning to find our way at night even though we were changing course frequently looking for Russian and Chinese ships in open waters and then plotting a course back to where the ship might be. Never failed. These days GPS does it all for the aircrew. Only when the GPS doesn't work that the aircrew has to revert to backups starting with knowing where you are ALL of the time so that you can figure out your way home.
Working on aircraft: Aircraft Maintenance Officer is the ground job you want.
Lieutenant Colonel, U S Marine Corps-Retired (Marine aviator, aircraft maintenance officer, aviation supply officer, aviation safety and analysis officer - had all of these as duties over 27 years)
If i met all the requierments, what would be the ideal engineering major to go into weapon developing?
I am not sure what i want to major in college but I hope to go to one of the academy's or at least do the ROTC program. After the years of service what would be the ideal major for those who want to go into weapon development?
Question answered by Tom
It depends on the type of weapons that you hope to develop. Mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, aeronautical engineering, naval engineering/naval architecture/marine engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, bio-engineering etc. All of these engineering fields are vital to developing various weapons.