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Of the 5 military branches which would most easily transfer to civilian law enforcement, which is my goal. But also instill the life experience, discipline, and determination only the military can give. Also of that branch what MOS would be my best bet i want to join the military before my law enforcement career. All Help Will Be Very Much Appreciated, THANK YOU


 

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Don't know for sure, but probably Coast Guard.

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I would say the United States Coast Guard.  The USCG is unique in that it falls under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime and the Department of the Navy during times of war.  I have noticed that the Army and now the Air Force have civilian police agencies to provide law enforcement services on base.

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All in all, LE at the state level isnt overly interested about what you did in the military...as long as you were in the military for 2-4 years minimum depending on the agency....some of the Houston area agencies are now accepting 6 years of Guard/Reserve service as 2 years active...with no deployments. Some states allow you to challenge their peace officer certifications if you have a certain amount of MP experience, but Ive only personally known one Soldier who successfully did it and he spent a year or so taking practice TCLEOSE exams.


No matter what, the move from military to LE is a "start at square one" scenario...at least for those who dont know what you have done in the military. To be honest, I never saw myself or anyone else who has served in a combat zone as a true "rookie"...big difference in coming from a full scale combat environment with its effects on your threat awareness, tactical training and experience, exposure to 'attention to detail' paperwork (lets not forget all those 100% correct awards you write as well as OPORDERS, briefings, stats..etc etc), dedication to the team and brotherhood...etc etc. Give me a recruit or trainee like that and youre dealing with someone who has ALOT more experience than those who dont know that world would ever give that person credit for.


However, it is what it is...you start at square one in LE. Now having said that, there are certain US Coast Guard ratings that actually do carry federal LE credentials and others who have a direct hand in enforcing federal laws on the water and in our ports. Take a U.S. Coast Guard Botswains Mate who has been runnin and gunnin in the carribbean going head to head with drug runners and human traffickers, patroled the waters off the coast of Somalia and butted heads with Islamist pirates who have no fear of death, or the Coastie who has been boots on deck with Taskforce Horn of Africa training East African and Yemeni police or guarding oil rigs in the Persian Gulf from suicide attacks....and you have someone who has ALOT more LE experience than the recruit who has only college.

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ANY AND ALL MILITARY NO MATTER IF YOU JOIN AND YOU GET A RAT/MOS THAT IS MILITARY POLICE WILL HELP YOUR CHANCES GREATLY.


It will give you discipline, respect and the knowledge to be a good leader, worker and person.


If you can't make it military wise I'm almost certian you won't be able to make it cop wise.


RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH!!! Before you talk to a recruiter who will only blow air up your butt!!


RESEARCH


and enjoy serving our great COUNTRY!!

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BTW even if you go into a branch and become a military police you can be doing a range of things- such as Anti-Terrorism or other things.


I was fortunate and I'm am on a base that I do pure law enforcement- nothing is really ever promise besides a paycheck on the 1st and 15th and a lot of headaches...

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Of the 5 military branches which would most easily transfer to civilian law enforcement, which is my goal. But also instill the life experience, discipline, and determination only the military can give. Also of that branch what MOS would be my best bet i want to join the military before my law enforcement career. All Help Will Be Very Much Appreciated, THANK YOU



 Coast Guard


...talk to a recruiter for them and tell them what you want....keep in mind they (CG) are normally a little more difficult to get into then the other branches

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Very true, of all 5 branches, the USCG is the most selective.....the more I learn about that branch, and the more I come in contact with their personnel, the more I think I should have gone that direction