Once again MrsJVB doesn't understand how the CG works... No one chooses their rating in advance of boot camp. With the exception of ratings that are critical, currently that is FS (Food Specialist) only. But yes, you can sign a 6 year enlistment contract. That will get you paid as an E-3 throughout boot camp and you will graduate a Seaman, instead of a Seaman Apprentice. It is only the difference of a few dollars for about 6 months time. So it is up to you if you sign 4 or 6. There are no other bonuses at this time. That isn't even a bonus, it is just a longer contract for a higher rank.
All of the CG deals with some level of law enforcement. ME, BM, & MK would be the three most prevalent but even FS's, YN's, MST's are involved with law enforcement.
Add'l Info - Yep, you will be paid as an E-3. You will still be a Seaman Recruit as far as what you are called. But you will get the slightly higher pay. Be sure that it is in your contract!!!!! Do not sign it if it doesn't say it! If you have a verbal agreement with your recruiter when you get to Cape May it will mean nothing. In writing or doesn't exist. Let me know if I can help answer anything else. My son signed a 6 year deal and started as a Seaman (E-3).
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