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    Hi, this is my first post so I am not sure whats acceptable and whats not so go easy. I am currently in the DEP and went to meps yesterday and signed my contract for 92a. This MOS is not what I wanted at all since I first walked into the recruiting office all I wanted was infantry. So before I bother my recruiter with trying to reno I just had a few questions. First I would just like to say that in no way was I pressured by my recruiter or the guy at meps into picking my MOS, it was either this or truck driver. I do know that I can not post my ship date on here but its a good 5 months away so I have time to Reno and its not a last minute thing. Now that all thats out of the way how does Reno work? If I go to meps to do this and infantry is still is not available do I have to pick one of the very few MOS's that come up or can I some how ask the guy at meps or my recruiter to keep checking everynow and then and if an infantry position pops up if they can reserve it for me and I would be there that day to sign the contract? My asvab score was a 79 and all line scores were above 100 so I dont have a problem qualifying for infantry. I would give more than four years but from what I have read that does not even matter to them. Also this is a long post and I thank whoever is still reading. I understand that i signed the contract and they reserved my position in basic and ait but the more I think about it the more I feel like im going to regret this job and be completely miserable, aslo I did join to serve my country but also I want something that is going to challenge me as a human being and soldier. All of these have been sort of side questions, my main question is what are my chances of getting infantry if I reno, and I do understand that the army is cutting down and that infantry currently has no slots open. I am willing to wait to get infantry because that is truly what I want, I rushed into signing that contract because I was at meps for 12 hours and when the guy was showing me the 2 jobs that were availabe my recruiter showed up and I didnt want all of that to be for nothing or to dissapoint my recruiter. PLEASE ONLY REPLY IF YOU HAVE A LEGITAMENT ANSWER AND KNOW FOR A FACT THANK YOU FOR READING

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    A recruiter will answer your question but I know many 92As and they are very happy doing their job. You can work in various locations (e.g. warehouse, CSSAMO, etc) and these soldiers are in an infantry division.

    Why you did not go infantry from the back? Infantry was not available?
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    Yeah I know that they can be deployed with infantry but I do not wanna work in a warehouse, and no there were infantry positions available. Do you have any experience with this? Also I know I can request to reclass 1 or 2 years before my contract is up but infantry is not guanteed.

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    infantry from the back?

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    No. But I been in over 20 years and have had 4 Army MOSed but never renegotiated.

    But why pick an MOS you did not want?

    And they dont only work in a warehouse. You can work with a forward support company.
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    Question answered in armysutdyguide.com lol....
    It is difficult to be a good noncommissioned officer. If it had been easy,
    they would have given it to the officer corps.- SMA William A. Connelly

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