Members of the Coast Guard Reserve are paid for all time spent training or deployed. Reservists also receive most of the same benefits as full-time Coast Guard members, including tuition support, training and plenty of time on the water. Combine travel, career training and strength of character to see why the Coast Guard can be so rewarding.
Coast Guard Reserve Enlisted Benefits
Coast Guard Reservist receive the same pay that other military members receive with the same pay grade and status. You are paid twice a month, on the 1st and 15th of every month, based on your pay grade. An established salary chart denotes pay increases based on both rank and tenure while in the Coast Guard Reserve.
You are promoted based on your knowledge of your chosen career field, your performance, and time in pay grade.
You choose your career path based on your aptitude, physical abilities, motivation, and determination. Unlike other military services, the Coast Guard offers all specialties to both men and women equally-including combat roles.
Medical and Dental Care
Reservists qualify for medical and dental coverage while serving in a drilling status through the TRICARE program.
Reservists can also apply for Service members’ Group Life Insurance.
Through the Post 9-11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve, the Coast Guard will help you pay for college or vocational technical training. Coast Guard members, both active-duty and Reserve, also can take advantage of the tuition assistance program to help pay for higher-level education.
There are exchange and commissary privileges, travel, survivor benefits, Veterans Administration home loans and more.