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So I've done my ASVAB done my Physical, and I'm working on my sercurity clearance. I told my recruiter when I first talk to him that I really really wanted to be a 68tango and he keeps trying to push me easily filled MOS's. I know recuriters can make a call and see if they can help those difficult mos's become avaiable. Well he has seemed really cool before totally understood everything I had going on with finishing school. Now it doesn't seem like he wants to give me that extra effort to help me get the MOS I really want and am already trained for. Is there something going on that and I'm taking a back seat temporarly or should I have a talk with him and if he doesn't help find a new recuriter
 
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The counselor at MEPS is the one who you negotiate your MOS with. The recruiter is mainly to get qualified people to meps. When you go to meps to talk to the GC tell him what MOS you want.
 
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And I second that answer.
 
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I don't want to go to MEPS multiple times to keep walking out empty handed. It sucks that there arent a lot of vet techs but I know there putting people in. And if the basic training is late enough I qualify for ACSAP or whatever it is.
 
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If the Army doesn't need Vet Techs then it just doesn't need them regardless if you have the skills or not. If you really want it you may just have to go to MEPS and walk out until you get what you want. Or see if another branch has the MOS/AFSC/RATE.
 
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Unfortunitly ive looked at other branch to no avail. Have a good year or so till I can leave Which give me time I'm just worried that I'm gonna miss my chance. And get stuck as a 91bravo
 
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I can tell you one thing. If I were a recruiter and you told me you couldn't leave for almost a year I would stay in touch with you but I would spend my time on people who want to sign now.

Now on your MOS, you may actually be better off checking into the Reserves/National guard. That's the same I say to Soldiers who want to be fireman. It's only so many places where they actually use Soldiers as Vet techs, and Fireman so it's only so many slots. I'm not a recruiter but I'm sure one will come along. But it's not the recruiter who is playing you.
 
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I looked at reserves but there is actually less slot in reserves and I'm looking at the military to get away and for the job stability, cause it's really shaky here for vet techs. Sorry to shoot down your idea but I thought about it.
 
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Ok, well you may just end up having to play hardball with MEPS.
 
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Lol I don't know how much I have to play hard ball with, beside all the cost they have dropped into me. It's not like they really need me to meet a qouta.
 
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Thing is, this is not the time to be super picky about jobs...you mentioned you want to have job stability, guess what? The Army can give you that, but not if you "hold out" for a certain job...you should have option a, b and even c...i always ask people "what happens if you cant get x job?" you going to wait, not join or join with a different job??...that way I know what Im up against when it comes to you not being able to get that job...the people above have no idea what they are talking about, they probably NEVER been in recruiting, have your Recrutier call the ROC (tell him just like that, "I want this job, can you call the ROC to see if its avaialbe or when he thinks it will be?"...if he doesnt want to help you, tell him "thanks, Ill go find another Recruiter" and walk away...find another one.


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Thats the thing I have a back up 91bravo but I'd really rather get the 68tango and since I have time till I cam leave I'd figure I'll hold out cause 91 bravo's are way more common. But it doesn't seem like he is willing to call ROC and I'm courious if it's because of the last bit of paperwork stuff that's not done yet or if he just doesn't want to give me that effort. He has been really cool with me up until now but he hasn't been there much either like he has taken me to MEPS once out of the three times I've been there. And he doesn't call and check up on me much, so I don't know if he is not worried that I'll do something stupid and back out of enlisting or if he doesn't care
 
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The 2 hours at MEPS is where the magic will happen. Bring your game face. I walked in with 2 MOSs in my head. My plan was to get up and fake walk out if they didn't go for the first one - then come back in and give the 2nd one a shot. I stood up when they said no to the first one and they caved.


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Sorry to say-

The Army doesn't have to play hardball with you right now. Enlistments are up so high that you don't matter much.

That being said, work with your recruiter. Tell him/her straight up what you want and let them talk with MEPS. Or you can go in again and talk with the ROC until you get what you want. Tell them specifically
-which job
-how long you can wait to get it.

Some jobs are a long wait to ship off because they are so full at AIT.


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