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    Acceptance letter blessed off by battalion CSM for re-enlistment, signed by company commander. Status: Awaiting NGB approval. MEPS soon and hopefully within the next 30-60 days the return of SSG UCPharmD into the 1-148th IN RGT. Within one year, direct commission to CPT UCPharmD if things go right.
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    Congratulations SSG/CPT! Sometimes it takes a while for good things to happen & even rarer still is good things happening to good people.
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    Congratulations SSG!

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    Crap, soon I'll have to call YOU Sir.

    But seriously, congrats brother.
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    Good stuff. I am glad to hear things are working well for you and hope your Mrs. is doing well too.

    Stay focused and it is not about the "sir" since you already gave many years already in the Corps with blood and sweat. When I get called sir, I respond with "just call me Chief or Mr. """ I even wave off the salutes. Doing the stuff we do for so long in the combat zone; I am amazed and the endurance of these young troopers. God bless.
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    Well, disregard the re-enlistment. NGB kept sitting on my packet for nearly two months. AMEDD recruiter working on the packet now - so I guess it'll be direct commission to Captain for me May 2013 (if I get selected, of course).
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    I am not surprised. Happened to me when I was attempting back in the early 90s. Keep chugging along and you will prevail. Hope the rest of the plans are working right.

    May 2013 is soon to be 9 months away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWO Sharkey View Post
    I am not surprised. Happened to me when I was attempting back in the early 90s. Keep chugging along and you will prevail. Hope the rest of the plans are working right.

    May 2013 is soon to be 9 months away.
    Well, it seems my persistence has paid off by me getting in touch with a seemingly great recruiter. He wants to work my packet and he's got the right attitude - "I get paid to put your packet together the best I can and submit it. If they deny it, I'll submit a waiver. If they deny that I'll keep submitting until they tell me to stop."

    He's a 68W by trade.
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    Congratulations SSG, Nice to see things are working out for you, best of luck to you and your family down the road on the Commissioned side of things.

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    I'm remaining cautiously optimistic until I'm selected by the AMEDD board.
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