Weighing My Options: Need Advice
I just wanted to get some opinions on what you think is the best option.
Here is my situation:
I am 26 years old. I am in the Navy (Damage Control). I did have my EMT-B National registry cert, but it has now expired and I failed to renew it and the grace period to renew has long lapsed. I have FF 1 and 2, I have taken a few other classes at the academy pertaining to Fire Science, but I am still quite a ways a way from my degree.
Here are my options as of right now:
I re-up in the Navy for a few more years at a reserve center and finish my degree in FS before I get out. I will use none of my GIBill during this time, it will be paid for. Then get out and start looking at departments.
I re-up in the Navy for a another 3-4 years on shore as an instructor for Damage Control. This will make it more difficult to obtain my degree, but I am sure I can make some progress. Of course, not using my GIBill. After that get out and try to get on a dept.
Get out of the Navy now. Completely redo my EMT-B Nat. Cert. as soon as I do. Try to get on a dept. And use my GIBill over the next 3-6 years trying to finish my degree on my own time.
I was also reading in the forum and heard a lot about DoD certs. Good idea or not?
Let me know what you all think.