Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/Hemoglobin

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Hey , I was currently trying to join the Coast Guard but before going to MEPS I was told I can not join due to my hemoglobin level at this time. I am currently taking iron pills. Is there any way I can try again with a higher level ?

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Sorimar,

I am a little confused.  So you went to the recruiter all was good but hemoglobin level.  You should be able to back to the recruiter once your level is up.  Was there an underlying disease which casued the low hemoglobin level and precludes you from enlisting?

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LCDR John M. Fiorentine USCG

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Active Duty Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander. My specialties are opertations afloat and operations ashore; three afloat tours and three ashore tour under my belt including command afloat and navy exchange. My staff assignments have been with Officer Personnel Management as a Career Counselor, White House Military Office as a Social Aide, and at the Office of Law Enforcement within CG Headquarters as a program analyst. I can answer questions related to the Coast Guard, the assignment process, officer specialties, OCONUS duty, afloat and ashore operations. I can also answer questions related to the White House Social Aide Program.

Experience

WMEC Deck Watch Officer Portsmouth VA; DD Combat Info Center Officer Yokosuka Japan (Navy Exchange); WPB Commanding Officer San Juan PR; Enforcement Div Sector San Juan PR; Career Counselor (OPM-4); Law Enforcement Program Analyst (CG-MLE); Command Center Chief Sector San Juan PR

Organizations
USCGA Alumni Association, OutServe, Society of White House Military Aides.

Education/Credentials
B.S. in Government from the US Coast Guard Academy; M.S.A in Leadership from Central Michigan University

Awards and Honors
CG Commendation Medal, USN Achievement Medal, CG Achievement Medal, CG Commandant Letter of Commendation

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