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    Default prior service navy in process of joining army

    just saying hi and hope to be in the army soon new jobs opened up to prior e-4 so im jumping on them

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    Hi & welcome to the site, PO3. Have you seen a Recruiter yet? I'm curious what MOSs are open to you. What are you trying to get?

    I'm prior Navy myself getting a start in Subs & then going to UDT. Enlisted in the Army after being out for 14 years & stayed in for 21 more.
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    yes i have im going to meps as soon as my condtional release from irr comes back the only jobs i can pick from are 13m, 13t so im gonna get what i can i would like 11b with option 4

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    11X option 4 - Now you're talkin'. That's what I went into when I went in the Army. Hard work, lots of fun & excitement.

    Another interesting Artillery MOS you could look into if there are openings for PS is 13F - Fire Support Specialist or FIST. Get that with an option 4 or any other MOS if you want to wear the wings. Get it in your contract if you can. That way you're guaranteed Airborne School.

    I guess you'll just have to choose from the list they give you.

    What was your rate in the Navy? I myself was a snipe, EN1 (SS)(DV)(P. Unfortunately the news of my promotion to E-6 came through after I had gotten out. Had I known for sure I might have stayed in & gotten my ass shot off in 'Nam.

    Good luck & let us know what you wind up with. Stay right here on this site. I need another squid to watch my back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airmen0802 View Post
    yes i have im going to meps as soon as my condtional release from irr comes back the only jobs i can pick from are 13m, 13t so im gonna get what i can i would like 11b with option 4
    dont count on it, what the Recruiters told you is open is the only thing taht is open, how long you been out? b/c if they drop you to E3, you either cant enlist b/c of your RCP (Retention Control Point) or you get more job opportunities b/c you are not locked into 2 jobs b/c of your E4 paygrade...

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    Ive been out a 15 months. Im hoping when i go to meps there will be infantry but im not counting on it.

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    In the navy i was a airframer i worked on the p3 orion. My second deployment was to iraq where i had alot of time being around the army and new thats what i wanted. My brother is a 13f he just got out of ait and now going to texas. I would rather go 13f but 13m 13t is all i got so far to go on. Sounds like you have some good stories in your past, i'll let you know how it goes.

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    Thanks. I'd really like to know what you wind up with. As MPclk2006 has told you - things can change from day to day. He's an Active Army Recruiter & a good one & is on top of things a lot more than anyone onsite.

    Your main goal is to get into the Army I figure so anything to get you in the door so you can continue your military career is probably welcome. If you can get exactly what you want it's just icing on the cake.

    And yes - I have stories. lol. Many "exciting" times.
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    Just got off the phone with my recruiter im waiting on some cheif to sign my conditional release from my irr status. There are other prior's that have been waiting two weeks for this i said no way, and called all day yesterday and they said by the end of today so i'll see. I have know idea how many open spots there are and i want one as fast as i can.

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    i didnt know you need a conditional release from the IRR. Well I guess the recruiter handles that.
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