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Old 02-06-2010, 13:04   #16
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I have no desire to be in the guard anymore, I want to go active. I have a family now (wife and child) so I need them to be covered, financially and medically when I'm gone.
Families are covered, same as AD. NG SF gives you options, like the pipeline.

Will you enjoy AD, if SFAS or Q do not come to fruition?
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Old 02-06-2010, 13:30   #17
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Not making it hasn't even crossed my mind, its something that I dont think about. I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
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Old 02-06-2010, 13:59   #18
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I'm going back in as an E-4. I asked if I could get an age waiver and they said no. I may have been getting the run around though. There's no doubt that i'll be proactive about the subject during OSUT or Jump. But back to my original question. If I have to wait until I get to my duty station, from the time I talk to an SF recruiter until the time i'm at SFPC, does anyone know approximatley how long that is on average?
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Old 02-06-2010, 14:08   #19
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Big Teddy,

I was under the impression that once we were in the "pipeline", we should sterilize our info.?


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This is well out of my lane, however; a QP has asked you to fill out your bio/profile, as all of us have, and IAW site rules. Your response should be, "Thank you greenberetTFS, will do". I note you bio/profile is still missing.

Back to my lane.

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Old 02-06-2010, 14:18   #20
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This is well out of my lane, however; a QP has asked you to fill out your bio/profile, as all of us have, and IAW site rules. Your response should be, "Thank you greenberetTFS, will do". I note you bio/profile is still missing.

Back to my lane.

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My profile is filled out.


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Old 02-06-2010, 17:52   #21
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I'm going back in as an E-4. I asked if I could get an age waiver and they said no. I may have been getting the run around though. There's no doubt that i'll be proactive about the subject during OSUT or Jump. But back to my original question. If I have to wait until I get to my duty station, from the time I talk to an SF recruiter until the time i'm at SFPC, does anyone know approximatley how long that is on average?
Things are changing all the time, I'd recommend talking to the SORB guys again, but my understanding is once you have reached E4 you can drop the packet. You're probably looking at no longer then 3-6 months + around a 3 month delay between SFAS and the Q.

May want to think about your plan to communicate the fact that you're going SF with your new unit. Response isn't always friendly. They can't really stop you from going but they can make life difficult as many reports have suggested they don't appreciate losing a good guy. Also be aware that a deployment could possibly significantly stretch out this time line.

There are others on this board who have been in your situation who can comment from experiance but I hope this gave you some things to look into further.

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S

P.S. I'm not to sure you'll get SOPC, there was a time where soft MOS where getting some sort of prep course, not sure if this is still happening, as an 11B though their gonna assume you're ready, although I have heard reports that if you request SOPC at SORB they may be able to give it to you under the assumption that you may not have the experiance that most non-18X line soldiers are bringing into play.
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Old 02-06-2010, 18:12   #22
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There are a lot of opinions being bandied about here. The most ridiculous is that the Army is going to put someone back through the Basic Airborne Course because it has been a long time since they jumped.

The next person who fails to read and comply with the stickies at the top of this forum, to include this one http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/...ad.php?t=22758 is going to have some issues.

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Old 02-06-2010, 19:01   #23
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:46   #24
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I'm an E-5 right now, I graduated Honor Grad at WLC (that course was a joke) About 75% of the "leaders" there should of been sent back to basic, or kicked out of the Army. I dont mind going back to ABN training at all, I welcome the challenge of any schools,it would be nice to hit up the Bragg Pre Ranger course before SFAS.

Im only 28 years old, not to old IMO. I was 19 when I went to Ranger school, pushing well into the extended scale on my APFT, my goal is to be in that shape before SFAS.


Thanks for all the advice guys,

Josh
Alright I extended some advice and will do so once more.

I don't think it is wise to go around calling a professional military school "a joke" regardless of your personal opinion about the instructors and the instruction. That kind of banter just isn't professional or mature (what SF is looking for...maturity).

I never mentioned anything about going back to airborne training (all). What I did write is Airborne REFRESHER. As an NCO who is airborne qualified (YOU), look up in the appropriate Army regulation regarding refresher training. Also, hit up Bragg Pre Ranger? You are already Ranger qualified according to your post...unless you went and failed.

Be the NCO that you are and read your regulations. The majority of your answers are in some AR...find them.

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Old 02-07-2010, 10:57   #25
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If you get back in on the 18X contract you will report to SOPC then head to SFAS from there. If selected you will attend BAR (Basic Airborne Refresher-not the entire 3 weeks) and begin the SFQC to include PLDC/BNCOC.

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Old 12-31-2011, 11:25   #27
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If you get back in on the 18X contract you will report to SOPC then head to SFAS from there. If selected you will attend BAR (Basic Airborne Refresher-not the entire 3 weeks) and begin the SFQC to include PLDC/BNCOC.

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Has this changed since 2010?

I'm finalizing plans for keeping my truck and personal items stored and want to be as considerate as possible to those nice enough to store my property.

If I'm headed back to OSUT for a while, I would like to tell those that are helping me out that it will be a few months longer until I can pick up my things.

(Recruiter has no idea and reservation has me bouncing back and forth between Benning and Bragg a few times which I don't see happening.)

Background- 11C airborne qualified NG to 18x via conditional release.

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Has this changed since 2010?

I'm finalizing plans for keeping my truck and personal items stored and want to be as considerate as possible to those nice enough to store my property.

If I'm headed back to OSUT for a while, I would like to tell those that are helping me out that it will be a few months longer until I can pick up my things.

(Recruiter has no idea and reservation has me bouncing back and forth between Benning and Bragg a few times which I don't see happening.)

Background- 11C airborne qualified NG to 18x via conditional release.

Thanks.
Update: Word from a prior service SF candidate who just went through 30th confirmed that a soldier which is already infantry MOSQ'd and airborne qualified (been through OSUT and BAC) will head directly to SOPC hold after 30th.

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