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#1662078 - 12/09/09 05:31 AM rsimms US Coast Guard Captain
KENBOB10
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Just found out rsimms was sworn in as a captain I think on the 6th of December. Congrats to him.

Edited by KENBOB10 (12/09/09 05:33 AM)
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#1663630 - 12/09/09 05:02 PM Re: rsimms US Coast Guard Captain [Re: KENBOB10]
Locksley
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Congrats to him.
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#1663681 - 12/09/09 05:28 PM Re: rsimms US Coast Guard Captain [Re: Locksley]
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good deal if its true
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#1664172 - 12/09/09 09:32 PM Re: rsimms US Coast Guard Captain [Re: ]
rsimms
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It's true, sort of. They kind of do process backwards. The "Swearing In" actually comes before the formal application process. I just passed the official 3.5-hour exam tonight.

Now all I have to do is:
-- Get my Homeland Security ID Card (called a TWIC)
-- Pass a drug test
-- Get fingerprinted
-- Get through a criminal background check
-- Learn CPR (again... had certification once that expired)
-- Pass official USCG physical (done)
-- Clearly document a minimum of 360 days operating boat (freshwater and salt)
-- Get three character references (not family)
-- Get papers notarized
-- Then actually fill out the USCG application and send it in with $150 (above several hundred already paid for the course)

THEN maybe I'll actually be a real USCG Captain. \:\)

But thanks very much for the kind words and moral support.

I should also add that I took the course/test through an outfit called True Course. http://www.truecourses.com/ Capt. Dick Devoe really did do an excellent job, and in spite of my laundry list of USCG bureauratic requirements, True Course does an excellent job holding your hand and walking you through the process. It ain't cheap, but I believe it was worth it.
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#1664449 - 12/10/09 04:17 AM Re: rsimms US Coast Guard Captain [Re: rsimms]
JohnnyBond
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congrats
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#1667474 - 12/11/09 05:02 PM Re: rsimms US Coast Guard Captain [Re: JohnnyBond]
Kirk
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Capn' Simms. I'll give you a character reference. You are a real character.
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#1667725 - 12/11/09 07:49 PM Re: rsimms US Coast Guard Captain [Re: Kirk]
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Congratulations man.

You still gonna catfish, right? \:D

I will give you a character reference too, you taught me the definition of infamous. ;\)
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#1668657 - 12/12/09 01:32 PM Re: rsimms US Coast Guard Captain [Re: rsimms]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: rsimms
Now all I have to do is:
. . . . . . . .
-- Clearly document a minimum of 360 days operating boat (freshwater and salt)
. . . . . . . .

I don't know, that one may be a problem for you. ;\)

Congratulations, Captain Simms!

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#1668660 - 12/12/09 01:33 PM Re: rsimms US Coast Guard Captain [Re: Kirk]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Kirk
Capn' Simms. I'll give you a character reference. You are a real character.

And SO IS Captain Kirk!

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#1672611 - 12/14/09 09:07 PM Re: rsimms US Coast Guard Captain [Re: Wes Parrish]
Twitch
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Thats Awesome....Congrats !!!
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