Thanks to everyone who takes the time to answer questions and encourage newcomers. I've never posted here before but I've been following the board for awhile. My oldest son is currently a sophomore in HS. Since he was a little boy, Matt has been fascinated with all things military. A couple of years ago, he set his heart on a career in the Coast Guard and he is working to position himself for application to the CGA. The information you post here really helps future applicants know what path to follow on the way to reaching their goals; your efforts are appreciated.