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    Question Will I find a vacancy in my desired AIT field if I wait until the new fiscal year?

    I want to enter the ARMY reserve as a O.R. Spec. (68D), but there are currently no vacancies. I was told by one recruiter that I will likely see an opening at the end of the fiscal year in October. If that information is accurate, than I will likely delay my enlistment until then. If anyone can help confirm or deny this info, I would appreciate the advice.

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    Nothing is guaranteed. My recruiter kept telling the same thing. I just kept calling every 3-4 days asking if it was available and eventually he called the ROC and got a slot opening so I'd leave him the heck alone lol. I'm not saying this will work for you, but in my case...it worked. So you never know!

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    Anything is possible. I can't imagine a whole lot of openings ever in that MOS especially in the Reserve If you really want to get MOS 68D then the Active Duty Army will give you more of a chance at it. You could go for the minimum enlistment - 2 years plus training time. Can I assume that you have a Reserve Medical unit or Hospital unit close to your home? Otherwise a good fall-back MOS would be 68W. Not an OR tech but a lot more available. Even that MOS has few openings as it's popular & many want it when they enlist.

    Just keep trying. Hound your Recruiter to find you a slot. It could be that the next fiscal year will have that MOS available.
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    MSG G hit it right on the button. The USAR works a lot different than AD. With the war on you can imagine that everyone in those quishy MOS's are not trying to go anywhere.

    If I were you I would be considering AD and for the shortest term available (if you are wanting to remain in your area for whatever reason). Then if you like AD then just reenlist.
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    Nothing beats shipping out to BCT in November..You get to go home for X-mass break. lol..
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