so....i dont know if this will help bc it seems as though SFC hlebik has already said it all.
i was in A co, CLASS 06-09.
every company is different.
1)in A co, we had approx 100 soldiers to a bay, males and female bays, much like E co.
we did not have any prior service in our bays( i am a female).
we had so many prior service in our class that they designated a whole other open bay for some of the female prior enlisted.
2)yes, you can bring POV, but if you get caught transporting around IET soldiers, youre ass is grass and you will EASILY lose your POV priveleges.
3)i went through AIT last summer, and when i went through,the prior service was integrated with us IET soldiers.they were the squad leaders/"plt sergeants".i dont agree witht that bc it doesnt really give IET soldiers the opportunity to get the feel of a leadership position.but, it is what it is.we were also all in the same classes together. theres no need to separate the IET and prior service at the school house bc we are all there learning the same thing together. we loved being able to interact with the prior service, not because we "think youre like a SFC or something..." (which is quite an ignorant and arrogant thing to say), but because we appreciate the mentoring and STORIES!
you say you dont want the responsibilities of having soldiers under you so that you can have more time for yourself, what im wondering is why you would not want an opportunity like that? as we all know todays army has completely fallen off course of what it used to be, in one of the ways of leadership. theres nothing more rewarding than being able to train,teach,or mentor soldiers. you may want time for yourself, but just remember that by leading by example and doing the right thing, or by taking a couple soldiers under your wing to mentor them, you could start to change the course of todays army for the better for the next generation....WHOOO!!! ANYWHO GETTING COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC HERE...
4)processing all depends. itll more than likely be more than 1 week. our class was in golf co for 5 weeks, and i got there a week and a half before foxtrot picked up. but reservists,and NG have priority when getting picked up for the next co bc your state is funding you to be there,not the govt. and just a forewarning, this place is NOT what you think it is. in G co while in processing, there is no discipline. haha, to say the least, we had prior service from line units, freshly back from deployment, who couldnt believe what they were seeing. its a zoo man, for real.
5)no DS, but DS or not, they do the same shit.
6)you will have your EMT-B and CPR cert.
anyways, its a shit ton of fun in 232 land
especially the FTX at camp bullis...talk about getting dirty,stinky,nasty,exhausted,smoked,and pressured all at once.
good choice there, medic is the best damn job in the army.