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    Good day,

    I was active duty for 8 years in the Navy, spent 5 years Navy reserves and 2 years ARNG (MOS 52C) 91C now. Anyway I'm been drilling with my Army Reserve Unit for the past 7 months and I love it, I was assigned as a squad leader.

    For the past 3 months I'm been running about 4x a week and clock in 14 minutes in 2 miles, not bad for 40 years old(I have 18 mins and 18 secs to pass). Until recently develop a plantar faciitis- pain in the foot hu3x. How would an E5 be treated in bct? Where would the E5 be group and place? Im been deployed so many times in Persian Gulf/Iraq and I have no problem if the DS yell at me who is just doing his job. This 40 years old need some yelling anyway lol!

    Will they make the older prior service run everyday? Passing the PT is no problem, but running everyday may really put me out of commission. If that so, then my days are numbered. I've got 5 months left and my Try ONE year in the Army reserve is almost over. I will surely miss all this medics I worked with in my unit hu3x.

    Any DS in the house give some info, hints, hopes etc.. other than I have/had great time in the Army reserves. God bless...

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    I have had plantar fasciitis in both heels and I know what you are experiencing. What got me going quick after using pain relievers, heel raises and special socks was just to get a cortisone injection in the heel. It masked the pain and it eventually went away in a quicker time.

    Do not run everyday and resort to treadmill running and elliptical.

    When do you leave to BCT?

    You will not get special PT treatment regardless of rank. You will have to pass but if your issue deems you with a temporary profile to take the run event; so be it. I will suggest that you pass the run though to show you not trying to sham but once you do; get that profile for your foot.
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    Sir,

    Thanks for the info. I'm been reading the forum about prior service E5 and it sounds they will put them into different group, I don't really know what is that. Anyway, I actually enjoy running, its just happen last month when plantar faciitis finally came out. I'm starting get worry that military reserve career is not going to be a career.

    I have to reenlist before Nov in order for me to go bct according to my training SFC to get to this new MOS. I have a college degree too (at this age I better have one, ha3x). How would be the run conducted each week in that period of 9 weeks? Yes I can pass it, when would be the PT test in bct?

    I will be older than the DS lol!! Don't bother me, in the real world I use to worked with Nurse Practitioner phd younger than me telling this old fart me what to do . Thanks!!

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    Sir,

    Thanks for the info. I'm been reading the forum about prior service E5 and it sounds they will put them into different group, I don't really know what is that.
    When I got the AIT portion of OSUT, we had guys join us that came from other branches. They were sort of separated from us. They stayed in their own bay, and weren't messed with as much as us until they failed a test. When we weren't training on anything, they were allowed to go to the PX and do whatever. Now again, this was the AIT portion of OSUT..not the basic training part.
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    As an NCO in OSUT you'll be given all of the rights & privileges afforded someone of your rank. That is - within reason. You DS will probably be a SSG & outranking you & you'll hold the rank of "student". When I was an Army Instructor I had a class of MAJs & LTCs several times. I gave them all of the respect due them for their rank but I was still the boss if you can follow that. No - I didn't drop any of them for push-ups, tempting as it was, LOL. One time the COL Himself came to my class as we were starting & made it clear that he was the one who assigned me & that while I was instructing I "wore his rank".

    I went through MEPs as a SGT & former Navy, & I was treated with a lot more respect than the others in my group. Addressed as "Sergeant" instead of "hey you" or in exteme cases "asshole", LOL.
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    Thanks 1ST/MSG, we all have to humble ourselves in some point of our lives. When I was undergraduate finishing up my degree I had instructors who already have PhD who are under 30 years old. Look at myself in the mirror (what happen to me, lol!).

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    Thanks for the info

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    We had an e-5 prior service Marine.

    He was put in separate quarters from everybody else and of course he was made to be the PG.
    But if I remember correctly, nobody had to stand at ease when talking to him or call him Sergeant.
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    Thanks Army Vet, I don't need special treatment from the recruits, I just want to get this over with without getting my injury any worst. I'm on orders right now for several weeks, everybody Im working right now is either Sgt, SSG, 1st Lt and corporal, so it denotes my rank don't mean nothing ha3x. Just got back from Camp Pendleton from my unit that took couple hours a trip, going back and forth driving that ugly loud LMTV dropping off supplies, before my unit head to Kuwait, well I may not be going because of this thing you know.

    Thank You for info..

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