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psherlin
01-02-2015, 14:39
While helping one of my wife's friends today at a clinic, I overheard a guy who works there talking about going back into the Army. When I talked to him he stated that his only option was, because he was a Army medic, was to go to Special Forces. He stated that his ASVAB score was a 97. Said they were sending him to Jump School then to SEARs training. Are recruiters just trying to fill quotas?
I feel bad for the guy if he is being scammed by the recruiters.

MtnGoat
01-02-2015, 15:09
This is a recurring question, there is a search button in your top right. Google is amazing too.

Stickies are really go place to start and look in each section before posting.

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64

Google lead me here with two more clicks...

http://www.sorbrecruiting.com/SF_Qualifications.htm

Snaquebite
01-02-2015, 15:42
then to SEARs training. Are recruiters just trying to fill quotas?
I feel bad for the guy if he is being scammed by the recruiters.

SEARS is looking for folks from what I hear.

chance
01-02-2015, 19:06
SEARS is looking for folks from what I hear.

Apparently in the "tool" department.:rolleyes:

Scimitar
01-03-2015, 00:29
Can't speak to the "Can only go back in SF, cos I was a 68W"...but you might have heard him wrong. Or a recruiter is trying to get him to sign an 18x contract so the recruiter can get 2 "points". Although this is unlikely.

But "97 on ASVAB" - He's probably referring to 97th percentile, which will likely give him the 110(?) minimum GT line score to drop an 18x packet.

More detail needed, to make any sense of it.

S

exsquid
01-03-2015, 18:09
An AFQT (overall score) of 97 is two points below maximum. A very good score.

x/S

SF Hunter
01-05-2015, 09:44
Said they were sending him to Jump School then to SEARs training. Are recruiters just trying to fill quotas?
I feel bad for the guy if he is being scammed by the recruiters.

He is not being scammed. That it the only re-training option being afforded him due to the current prior service business rules for his MOS with active duty Army.

UPDATE: He is actually lucky to even get a shot to get back on active duty with the current recruiting environment.

See prior service business rules here: http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/current-and-prior-service/continue-serving/active-duty/prior-service-business-rules.html

Also, he is not going to "SERE" training after Airborne School. He would attend 11B AIT, Airborne School, SOPC/SFPC, then SFAS. If selected then on to SFQC, which incorporates SERE-C training during Phase II.

psherlin
01-10-2015, 19:54
I must cut down on my beer drinking prior to trying to type. Back in the old days there was a score of 120 to get in, I guess they have changed the test around in the last 22 years since I retired.