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    Default Direct Commission - Social Work

    Has anyone gone through the Direct Commission Program for Social Work?

    If so, could you tell me about your experience and any tips or helpful information?

    Thanks.

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    Never heard of it.
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    Direct commissions are offered for those with a Master's Degree in Social Work, a current, unrestricted licens to practice same, between the ages of 21 and 42 (waiverable), and US citizenship (for Active Duty. Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens who meet the other requirements may commission in the Army Reserve)

    See the webpage for Social Worker (73A) at Licensed Social Worker (LSW) (73A) | GoArmy.com

    Medical professionals are recruited by AMEDD recruiters, who must play by their own set of very restrictive rules. Your best bet is to contact an AMEDD recruiter to see what is available to you. Go th the 'Locate a Recruiter' webpage at Locate Us | GoArmy.com, select 'AMEDD' for area of interest, select 'Active' or 'Reserve' and enter your ZIP code, and your nearest AMEDD recruiter's contact info will pop up.

    If you have only a Bachelor's in Social Work, there is a program here in San Antonio that pays you to complete your Master's and become a 73A - but you have to be a Soldier or Department of the Army civilian to be considered, and the program is VERY competitive - see the program's page at Department of Social Work - Fayetteville State University

    MPclk's Recruiting experience is invaluable, here on this site - but recruiting medical officers is a whole different area!
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    I didn't go through the Direct Commission Program, but I did go to school for social work. If you're looking for a place to go to school to become a social worker, make sure you weigh your options carefully, especially if you plan on taking online courses. If you want, check out my site, socialsciencedegree.net, to find resources for current and prospective social science students.
    Another great resource for researchers or students looking for information is www.nsf.gov/discoveries/. I love this site because there is recent news and other useful information that is all very interesting to read even if you aren't looking for specific information.

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    Except that Social Work and Social Science are entirely unrelated. Likewise, the other link has NOTHING to do with Social Work. Moderators, please delete this spam.
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    I thought you were a moderator grunt. If not, it's long overdue.
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