USCG Recruiter Visit: The U.S. Coast Guard will have recruiters on hand in the Philippines from 23 May thru 05 June. Their tentative schedule is to be at RAO Manila 23 thru 24 MAY, RAO Angeles the 26 thru 27 MAY, RAO Baguio 29 thru 31 MAY, and RAO Subic 02 thru 03 June. Those interested should contact the appropriate RAO in advance to ensure the recruiters will be available to talk to you. RAO locations are:
- MANILA: 2150 Roxas Blvd. corner of Quirino Ave. Unit P, Manila Bay Aloha Arcade, Malate. Tel: 02-522-2169 or  283-1470 or <email@example.com>
- ANGELES: 1925 MacArthuer Hwy., Balibago, Angeles City 2009 Tel:  888-2748 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- BAGUIO: Red Lion, 92 Glen Luna, cnr Leonard Rd & Brent Rd. Baguio City 2400 Cell: 0915-361-3503 or email@example.com /firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SUBIC: 34 National Hiway (i.e. Beach Blvd.) in Barrio Barretto, Olongapo Tel: 47-222-2314 or <email@example.com>
The Recruiters will be available to explain benefits associated with service in the Coast Guard, answer questions, and interview applicants desiring enlistment. Those thinking about joining the Coast Guard must meet the following criteria:
1. US citizen or green card holder
2. Age 17 to 27. A two year waiver up to age 29 can be requested and are usually obtained.
3. Pass the ASVAB exam with a combined score of 45 or more.
4. Meet US Coast Guard Maximum Allowable Weight standards to be determined according to each individual’s height and bone mass structure crosschecked on a designated Coast Guard chart. Body fat is not factored.
5. Meet minimum High School education criteria. (Diploma, College credits, etc.)All education will be subject to evaluation thru the same agency used to evaluate all other armed forces applicants with foreign education.
6. Have no more than two dependents.(One must be the spouse)This does not mean you have to be married to join, it means you must be married if you have a child.
7. Bring all pertinent copies and ORIGINAL documents for verification (birth certificate, passport, social security card ,high school diploma, college credits, shot records, marriage certificate, spouse’s birth certificate, social security card, passport, all other ORIGINAL paperwork they may feel is necessary).
8. Tattoos are to be limited on the following areas: between the elbow and wrist, and knee and ankle. Limits for these areas shall not exceed 25% of such mass. In other words, if the applicant cannot cover the tattoo with his/her own hand it exceeds limitations. Tattoos above the T-shirt neckline or on the hands are disqualifying factors, and waivers will not be considered for such.
Applicants who meet or exceed the above standards will be commercially transported to Guam at government expense for official ASVAB testing, physical examination, and induction into the Delayed Entry Program upon completion of the National Security Questionnaire and all pertinent enrollment paperwork. Departure to basic training will be determined based on next available open date, or as vacancies become available. Regardless, all qualified personnel will be sent as soon as possible.