I think we may be missing the point here. Besides the correct information
regarding promotions to SGT and SSG, this future Soldier is interested in joining CID, but may think that they have to serve 5 years as a medical laboratory specialist. This is FALSE.
There may be 6-year commitment to initially acquire the MOS, but you can reclassify sooner.Promotion Information
AR 600-8-19, Chapter 3, Table 3-3 states:
Time requirement for board appearance as of the first day of the board month.
SSG: 82 months TIS and
8 months TIMIG
SGT: 34 months TIS and
6 months TIMIG
46 months TIS and
5 months TIMIG for those who have been recommended to compete in the secondary zone.
16 months TIS and
4 months TIMIG for those who have been recommended to compete in the secondary zone.Note:
TIS = time-in-service
TIMIG = time-in-gradeReclassification Information
AR 614-200, Chapter 3, paragraph 3-18h:
Soldiers may request consideration for reclassification into MOS 21D, 35S, 31D
, 21P, 89D, 91W, and 91V, regardless of their PMOS, if otherwise fully eligible.
You may have to spend 24-months in your medical laboratory specialist MOS, but after that you cannot request reclassification and if you meet the requirements and pass an initial screening by a CID Agent, you should have NO problem reclassifying within your first 3-years in service.CID Requirementshttp://www.cid.army.mil/recruiting.htm