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Old 10-16-2011, 19:04   #31
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Hi all,
I'd just like to update and reinforce some of the info in here since I've been in AIT. The DQ'ing factor wasn't my PRK in and of itself, it's the fact that I had a waiver of any sort that precluded me from getting an Abn stamp while at MEPS. I am 4 weeks out from graduating as a 68w and have loved it so far. I have a high pt and high gpa and had the opportunity to apply for both Abn or Ranger because of it. Slots are very limited at this point in time, as I believe there were only 15 Abn slots and about the same amount of Ranger slots available. However I had received my orders for my next duty station to be in Korea, so I am choosing to explore that area of the world and learn a little more before I put in a packet for SFAS.

To those who aren't able to get Abn at MEPS, it's at least very possible to get it as an IET soldier at 68w school; I can't speak for the rest. Abn is pretty backed up though from what I understand, and Ranger as well; we have some holdovers who have been here waiting for their Abn to start for awhile. Good luck to all, and thank you all again for the resource that is this board, as I have not regretted any decision I've made and I have been blessed with a great experience thus far.
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Old 01-22-2012, 13:46   #32
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Apologies for digging up an old thread but I had a question for the soldiers down at Ft. Sam finishing up Whiskey training.

I graduated back in July 2011 from Alpha Co. Myself, and I believe three others from our company were awarded Ranger contracts, but then they were taken away due to Airborne school being so backed up by AIT students. Did you, niners, get Airborne or Ranger school awarded and everything go through?

Curious to know if they had opened it back up for Whiskeys to do so.
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Old 05-17-2013, 15:17   #33
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I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank all the QP's and gentlemen who have given me words of encouragement or advice due to this thread. I was selected class 08-13 with 18D and Tagalog. I have not regretted a moment I've spent in the Army thus far and sincerely thank y'all for pointing me in the right direction.
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Old 05-17-2013, 15:21   #34
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Niners, Awesome!
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Old 05-17-2013, 21:10   #35
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Niners, from 10-16-2011 till now. Way to stick with it and attain being selected! Don't slack off now!
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:27   #36
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You never gave up. Thank you for the encouragement!
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Old 03-20-2014, 17:47   #37
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Congrats niners. SOCM is a completely different beast from Whiskey school. Prepare yourself, and good luck.
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Old 05-02-2014, 22:10   #38
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POC for Exception to Policy

I am trying to find a POC at Benning whom can help me get an Exception to Policy for an airborne physical at MEPS - or really any information on the process

I was told - just like every other med waiver recruit on here - that I was DQ'd from 18X because of my waiver. While I understood this to be true, I also knew about the ETP waiver you could put in for. None of the recruiters or liaisons at MEPS knew how to put in for one... Today when I went to MEPS the recruiters/liaisons told me I was on my own for getting the waiver from airborne and that I should try "googling it".

- I actually took the Airborne physical at MEPS and passed but the Doc had to put "not qualified" due to me having a waiver

I respect these guys' time so I can understand why none of them want to track down a POC or the correct workflow but I just can't seem to find anything

Any info would be a huge help

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Old 05-03-2014, 07:12   #39
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The search button is your friend...that being said, times have changed in the recruiting business. The army is getting rid of personnel, from the recruiters standpoint, why put the time and effort into what is essentially a DA waiver.
Not to burst your bubble, good luck in this endevour.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:21   #40
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I am trying to find a POC at Benning whom can help me get an Exception to Policy for an airborne physical at MEPS - or really any information on the process

I was told - just like every other med waiver recruit on here - that I was DQ'd from 18X because of my waiver. While I understood this to be true, I also knew about the ETP waiver you could put in for. None of the recruiters or liaisons at MEPS knew how to put in for one... Today when I went to MEPS the recruiters/liaisons told me I was on my own for getting the waiver from airborne and that I should try "googling it".

- I actually took the Airborne physical at MEPS and passed but the Doc had to put "not qualified" due to me having a waiver

I respect these guys' time so I can understand why none of them want to track down a POC or the correct workflow but I just can't seem to find anything

Any info would be a huge help

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At the infantry AIT there should be an SF Liasion that can get you pointed in the right direction.

I can't speak for everyone here but the fact that it sounds like you are making every effort to join SF speaks volumes about you. Being administratively qualified does not make a man a better candidate and getting through the training doesn't mean he has the character to endure.

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Old 05-04-2014, 16:29   #41
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TrapperFrank-
I hear you loud and clear

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There is nothing I want more than to be a part of the groups. Everyday that I have to work for a contract just makes me more hungry for it. If somehow I never make it then God used this situation to teach me of endurance and persistency - worth it

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:26   #42
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REP63WannaB

Google SORB, (Special Operations Recruiting Batt.)
Or just go to www.sorbrecruiting.com, because one of the websites that pops up is NOT the one you are looking for! I am having the same problem as you, my liaison tried to get me 18x because I had above qualifying scores but the CMO at meps would not get me an ABRN stamp waiver. I'll be at OSUT at Ft. Benning May 20th so I've been trying to find out if SOF recruiters will be down there. Half are saying they will be and half are saying I'm SOL due to no ABN stamp and that I have to wait till I get to my unit. Best of luck to you!
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Old 02-18-2018, 21:48   #43
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Approved 18X with med waiver

Is it anyway I could lose my 18x contract once Im at BCT due to me having a med waiver but was cleared for abn at meps?
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Old 02-19-2018, 14:14   #44
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Loosing your 18X contract?

YES, It is possible to lose your 18X contract. Tom Kelly
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Old 02-20-2018, 19:44   #45
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Exception to policy for a med waiver

I just put in an ETP for my med waiver for a shaving profile and wondering would there be a reason that it could come back no-go for razor bumps.
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