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    Hello everyone. I am ARMY prior service served 4 years and got an Honorable discharge I am RE-1.
    I read the Prior Service Business Rules and as I understood my MOS (25U) Isn't being selected atm but they are re-classing into 18X is this correct? I am already also Airborne Qualified. And what are the chances of my MOS actually opening up or other MOS reclassifications opening up? I called the recruiting station twice now and every time Ive been told they are 2 busy. Ill be heading up there this saturday but really just wanted to know any information ahead of time.

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    Reclassing a radio guy into special forces? lol I have a soldier in that situation but nothing has happened yet and I doubt he is going 18X.
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    Well I was in the 82nd and went to PRC and passed.

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    Yeah, I've been following this forum for months now, and it seems all the PS guys are having difficulty getting back in no matter what their RE code is. Since you are PS, you know it's always about "needs of the Army"...Hurry up and wait and all that jazz lol. My guess is they will start taking your calls if we ever go to war with Iran or something. Right now they are sitting pretty and meeting all their needs.

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    Hello everyone. I am ARMY prior service served 4 years and got an Honorable discharge I am RE-1.
    I read the Prior Service Business Rules and as I understood my MOS (25U) Isn't being selected atm but they are re-classing into 18X is this correct? I am already also Airborne Qualified. And what are the chances of my MOS actually opening up or other MOS reclassifications opening up? I called the recruiting station twice now and every time Ive been told they are 2 busy. Ill be heading up there this saturday but really just wanted to know any information ahead of time.
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    Considering we are supposed to be reducing the force soon and QMP is back (research what QMP is if you dont know) I am going to say that its going to get stricter and stricter to join as prior service...just like you can see your MOS open up one day it might not be in your rank....if there is reclass options right now for your rank, join and get it over with, tomorrow it might be gone completely.

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    If he is an E-5 and above (or was it E-4), he is SOL right MP?
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    E-5 and above do not have any retrain slots available. E1-E4 has 18X (Special Forces Recruit)

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    yes the army is only offering 18x to prior service for retain. so i am takingmy asvab again next week to try to get GT of 110 needed so i can sign up as 18x before that is gone to. I know i wont pass SFAS but i dont mind one bit getting sent back down to normal 11b or 11c. It a back way right now.

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    Good luck!

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    thanks i hope i get what i need and the 18x is still there a retain slot.

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