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Prior Service gets the shaft as far as supply. As far as PS goes the Army has almost always been "take it or leave it" where the hardest to staff positions always take precedence.
 
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Well as far as my employment history. I have only had one job since high school. That was working for Tyco electronics, which just closed the plant that I was working at. As far as letter of recommendation I can get one from Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force and one from one of my college professor's. I already passed the ASVAB got a 116 GT score. That is the only thing that I got out of talking to a recruiter in my area. That was only because when I showed up they were on their way over to MEPS. So I asked to go take the test. On another note, so let’s say I get a waiver and take whatever job they offer me. How hard is it to get your MOS change to a 68p or any other medical field?
 
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In your case VERY difficult because of past history that hints towards abuse OR even possible dependence. Actually I am going to say in your case it will be impossible. If you did not have that then once a person, completes their initial obligation, or is in a overstrength MOS they have the possibility of changing MOS.
 
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Originally posted by bkreric:
Don't take this the wrong way, but my bother is in the army. He tells me that there are many and I mean many people in the army with way worsest offences then DUI. And yes I have changed the first DUI was when I was 17 and I learned nothing due to the fact that I was young and nothing really happened to me. The second one I almost lost my job and it effected my life so many ways and cost me a lot of money. I would never want to get another DUI in my life.


well im sure you didnt want to get one the first AND the second time you got a DUI, but you still did b/c you were doing the wrong thing...the reason your brother sees "many, many" people with worst things is b/c they joined before the ARmy started closing categories.

I dont feel like looking at the reg but if two DUIs have to go all the way to USAREC fora waiver, you are SOL until after the new fiscal year and there is no guarantee it will happen right at OCT, it could be sometime next year, if you only need a battalion waiver then it should be "easy" to do...what did you score on the practice test at the station? did you graduate HS? what else you got on your criminal record?


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I have nothing else on my record, but the two DUI's. I did already take the ASVAB got a 116 GT score. Also yes I graduated High School. I have about 47 College credits.
 
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Greetings to everyone, I need some answers and support regarding my enlistment process.
I have tried to get enlisted since early July; by the 15th of the same month I passed my ASVAB test at the Meps (i'm attaching my score report with this email). But before they sent me to take my Physical, my recruiter in charge showed me in the computer all the MOS specialties that opened after she submitted my name, code and score. She and I were surprise because 5 medical MOS (68 P,K,Q,A,W) showed in the row ready to pick up or get reserve, but a big inconvenient didn't allow me to choose my desired P68( Radiology specialist) MOS right away. My waiver wasn't ready! I was charged with a misderminor DWI in 2004, almost 10 years ago and since then i had not committed any other infraction, misderminor, felony or warrant of any kind. Since day one I expressed my interest on that particular MOS P68, and I only was waiting for that waiver to get approved while I crossed fingers wishing that P68 won't close up in my face.
Well, by now I do believe i picked the worst recruiting office in town, the first recruiter to take care of my paperwork was Sergeant. 1 , then after a few weeks they passed me with Sergeant 2, she took me to the MEPS to take the ASVAB and showed me my MOS options, then after a month i got kicked with Sergeant. 3, He took charge of my case and set up an interview with an army officer to explain my DWI case and why i want it to enjoy the Army, I passed this interview with no problem. A few weeks later he took me the hotel to get my physical done. I assumed after i passed my physical I could finally have the chance to choose my MOS, sing up and pledge but that wasn't the case. I got stuck with this Sargent for almost 2 months, always giving me pity excuses why my waiver was taking too long, to the point that I certainly started believing that these people at this specific recruiting office weren't taking me serious. Finally, after 3 months of trying to get enlisted the Station Commander Sergeant 3 showed up and took me to his office. I thought he had my waiver approved and ready to process but NO, he said that they weren't ready because some more paperwork was needed and even tried to brain wash me to convince me to pick whatever specialty will be open when the time is right. he said by tomorrow noon (wednesday, October 9th) I'll be ready to go, sign and pledge. Off course I will negotiate on my behalf.
I personally believe there must be some kind of bullshit involved, and even I thought several times to find another recruiter for my own good. Since the beginning of my enrollment process I was couch by my uncle who is about to retire from the Army after 24 years of active duty. He trained me and taught me a lot about the way how the Army life rolls.
Well , My uncle doesn't have any friend recruiter what's so ever. i am not sure if you have one or not but if you do, this is what i want to get. I'm not sure if recruiters are the only ones who can get into your files and find out which MOS are open for each candidate at a specific period of time, if this is the case I want to find out a friendly recruiter who can tell me when P68 is available to be chosen.
By this time I think several bad things about the recruiting office that had been handling my case. Maybe they need to feel up the quota with lame specialties and they intent to brake me so I end up picking whatever they want me to pick, or even the thought that my waiver was approved long ago but they wanted to make sure I won't be as stubborn for that particular MOS, I even consider to choose 68K Laboratory Specialist.

Thanks for your time , hope you all are doing great.
G.P.A.
 
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Greetings to everyone, I need some answers and support regarding my enlistment process.
I have tried to get enlisted since early July; by the 15th of the same month I passed my ASVAB test at the Meps (i'm attaching my score report with this email). But before they sent me to take my Physical, my recruiter in charge showed me in the computer all the MOS specialties that opened after she submitted my name, code and score. She and I were surprise because 5 medical MOS (68 P,K,Q,A,W) showed in the row ready to pick up or get reserve, but a big inconvenient didn't allow me to choose my desired P68( Radiology specialist) MOS right away. My waiver wasn't ready! I was charged with a misderminor DWI in 2004, almost 10 years ago and since then i had not committed any other infraction, misderminor, felony or warrant of any kind. Since day one I expressed my interest on that particular MOS P68, and I only was waiting for that waiver to get approved while I crossed fingers wishing that P68 won't close up in my face.
Well, by now I do believe i picked the worst recruiting office in town, the first recruiter to take care of my paperwork was Sergeant. 1 , then after a few weeks they passed me with Sergeant 2, she took me to the MEPS to take the ASVAB and showed me my MOS options, then after a month i got kicked with Sergeant. 3, He took charge of my case and set up an interview with an army officer to explain my DWI case and why i want it to enjoy the Army, I passed this interview with no problem. A few weeks later he took me the hotel to get my physical done. I assumed after i passed my physical I could finally have the chance to choose my MOS, sing up and pledge but that wasn't the case. I got stuck with this Sargent for almost 2 months, always giving me pity excuses why my waiver was taking too long, to the point that I certainly started believing that these people at this specific recruiting office weren't taking me serious. Finally, after 3 months of trying to get enlisted the Station Commander Sergeant 3 showed up and took me to his office. I thought he had my waiver approved and ready to process but NO, he said that they weren't ready because some more paperwork was needed and even tried to brain wash me to convince me to pick whatever specialty will be open when the time is right. he said by tomorrow noon (wednesday, October 9th) I'll be ready to go, sign and pledge. Off course I will negotiate on my behalf.
I personally believe there must be some kind of bullshit involved, and even I thought several times to find another recruiter for my own good. Since the beginning of my enrollment process I was couch by my uncle who is about to retire from the Army after 24 years of active duty. He trained me and taught me a lot about the way how the Army life rolls.
Well , My uncle doesn't have any friend recruiter what's so ever. i am not sure if you have one or not but if you do, this is what i want to get. I'm not sure if recruiters are the only ones who can get into your files and find out which MOS are open for each candidate at a specific period of time, if this is the case I want to find out a friendly recruiter who can tell me when P68 is available to be chosen.
By this time I think several bad things about the recruiting office that had been handling my case. Maybe they need to feel up the quota with lame specialties and they intent to brake me so I end up picking whatever they want me to pick, or even the thought that my waiver was approved long ago but they wanted to make sure I won't be as stubborn for that particular MOS, I even consider to choose 68K Laboratory Specialist.

Thanks for your time , hope you all are doing great.
G.P.A.
 
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Simply put, you need the Army, but it isn't 2007 anymore.....so the Army does NOT need you. Seems like the Recruiters in the office are easily making mission and don't wanna deal with your BS.
 
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You would prolly be able to call shots if you did not have trouble with the law.

I understand that you don't view DUI as a big deal, and many civilians don't but, FOR THE PURPOSES OF ENTRANCE INTO THE ARMY RIGHT NOW IT IS A HUGE DEAL.
 
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Originally posted by HONOR*FAITH*LOYALTY:
Greetings to everyone, I need some answers and support regarding my enlistment process.
I have tried to get enlisted since early July; by the 15th of the same month I passed my ASVAB test at the Meps (i'm attaching my score report with this email). But before they sent me to take my Physical, my recruiter in charge showed me in the computer all the MOS specialties that opened after she submitted my name, code and score. She and I were surprise because 5 medical MOS (68 P,K,Q,A,W) showed in the row ready to pick up or get reserve, but a big inconvenient didn't allow me to choose my desired P68( Radiology specialist) MOS right away. My waiver wasn't ready! I was charged with a misderminor DWI in 2004, almost 10 years ago and since then i had not committed any other infraction, misderminor, felony or warrant of any kind. Since day one I expressed my interest on that particular MOS P68, and I only was waiting for that waiver to get approved while I crossed fingers wishing that P68 won't close up in my face.
Well, by now I do believe i picked the worst recruiting office in town, the first recruiter to take care of my paperwork was Sergeant. 1 , then after a few weeks they passed me with Sergeant 2, she took me to the MEPS to take the ASVAB and showed me my MOS options, then after a month i got kicked with Sergeant. 3, He took charge of my case and set up an interview with an army officer to explain my DWI case and why i want it to enjoy the Army, I passed this interview with no problem. A few weeks later he took me the hotel to get my physical done. I assumed after i passed my physical I could finally have the chance to choose my MOS, sing up and pledge but that wasn't the case. I got stuck with this Sargent for almost 2 months, always giving me pity excuses why my waiver was taking too long, to the point that I certainly started believing that these people at this specific recruiting office weren't taking me serious. Finally, after 3 months of trying to get enlisted the Station Commander Sergeant 3 showed up and took me to his office. I thought he had my waiver approved and ready to process but NO, he said that they weren't ready because some more paperwork was needed and even tried to brain wash me to convince me to pick whatever specialty will be open when the time is right. he said by tomorrow noon (wednesday, October 9th) I'll be ready to go, sign and pledge. Off course I will negotiate on my behalf.
I personally believe there must be some kind of bullshit involved, and even I thought several times to find another recruiter for my own good. Since the beginning of my enrollment process I was couch by my uncle who is about to retire from the Army after 24 years of active duty. He trained me and taught me a lot about the way how the Army life rolls.
Well , My uncle doesn't have any friend recruiter what's so ever. i am not sure if you have one or not but if you do, this is what i want to get. I'm not sure if recruiters are the only ones who can get into your files and find out which MOS are open for each candidate at a specific period of time, if this is the case I want to find out a friendly recruiter who can tell me when P68 is available to be chosen.
By this time I think several bad things about the recruiting office that had been handling my case. Maybe they need to feel up the quota with lame specialties and they intent to brake me so I end up picking whatever they want me to pick, or even the thought that my waiver was approved long ago but they wanted to make sure I won't be as stubborn for that particular MOS, I even consider to choose 68K Laboratory Specialist.

Thanks for your time , hope you all are doing great.
G.P.A.



The problem is, you need a waiver, the Army doesnt "need" people like we did before so why is the Army going to run around crazy trying to accomodate you, when they can get someone else to sign up for that same MOS that meets all qualifications with no waiver needed. I understand you are frustrated but what I recommend is either suck it up and hope waiver gets approved at some point, or join now with whatever MOS you do qualify for now.


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