I'm starting college in the fall, and have been considering joining the coast guard reserve to earn some extra jink. I'm a former marine, and wondering if anyone else around here has experience with the coast guard, reserves or not. I'm just wondering how it is compared to the other militaries. I'm familiar with their standards, height weight, blah blah, I'm more interested what the insider's perspective is. Thanks in advance. I live in NW washington, and will be going to college in a town with a coast guard station, so I doubt i'd have to travel far for my reserve obligations unless my unit were deployed, if possible.