I've recently submitted my application (PUBNAT5) and am also in the process of applying to the Coast Guard Reserve Officer program (non-aviation), and wanted to know the FAA's policy on reserve duty. Do they allow it? Is it easy to get time off, and will it hurt my chances of getting the job? Also, are we allowed to utalize our commercial license or flight instruct while employed as a controller, or is that considered a conflict of interest? Also i should add that the obligations are only once a month and 2 weeks a year, and the risk of getting deployed with the CGR is extremely low, as most deployments are voluntary. My basic training would be complete before going to OKC.