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Ethereal Light
05-18-2013, 12:09
I am currently serving in the US Navy as an Officer. I would like to have to opportunity to join the SF community. From what I understand, I have done research and it is possible to resign a commission and then enlist to go SF. However, every single case that I have found did not involve an interservice transfer. They were all one of the following variations:

1. Active duty Army Officer resigning commission and joining active duty SF.
2. Active duty Army Officer resigning commission and joining National Guard SF.
3. National Guard Officer resigning commission and joining SF through active duty.
4. National Guard Officer resigning commission and joining National Guard SF.

My issue is that as an Officer I have an 8 year minimum service commitment, where I can spend 4 years of active duty, and then 4 years in the inactive ready reserve. Going through selection, for the most part is a young man's game, so I would like to go as early as possible. I'm currently 25, and after my active duty time, I will be very close to 27. After 4 more years of the inactive ready reserve, I would be 30-31 years of age (although I know it is possible to pass selection as this age, since it has been done before).

I believe I would be a good candidate because I have language potential in both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. I am also aware and understand that I would have to enhance these capabilities further in order to be competitive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I would like to find a way to join SF. I'm very interested in 18D in particular, as my major in college was medically related. Thank you for your time.

The Reaper
05-18-2013, 12:53
Lot's of posts here about similar situations, have you tried our Search button yet?

TR

Ethereal Light
05-18-2013, 13:15
Lot's of posts here about similar situations, have you tried our Search button yet?

TR

Yes, and I have found many threads that relate to the 4 situations that I posted within my original post. I have yet to find anything about an interservice transfer (particularly from the Navy to the Army) about going SF. Additionally, all of those situations were before sequestration were put into place, and the atmosphere for doing such a transition may have changed dramatically. I will continue searching.

Thank you for your time.

PRB
05-18-2013, 14:39
Not sure about the inter service deal but 27 is just right to go thru selection. That's still a kid by the way ;)...I went thru at 30 and saw guys into their late 30's and a few early 40's make it. Depends upon your physical shape and desire...desire being key.

The Reaper
05-18-2013, 16:35
Yes, and I have found many threads that relate to the 4 situations that I posted within my original post. I have yet to find anything about an interservice transfer (particularly from the Navy to the Army) about going SF. Additionally, all of those situations were before sequestration were put into place, and the atmosphere for doing such a transition may have changed dramatically. I will continue searching.

Thank you for your time.

Search for "Navy branch transfer" and see if that helps.

TR

Frog
05-18-2013, 22:09
Deja vous. Seems I just read the same exact cut and paste on SOCNET. . .

hotshot
05-19-2013, 07:34
Mis dos centavos,

I understand that the process could have changed; I know 2 former naval officers that transferred branches into SF. One was a SEAL and the other a Boat CDR. If you find yourself pigeon holed, you may want to contact an SF recruiter as they should have the process and the knowledge that you need. Good luck.

CH

JJ_BPK
05-19-2013, 08:44
SORB (http://www.sorbrecruiting.com/sf.htm)

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