I had a few questions about how the bear program works.
1. When are you officially "in" the bear program, as in, locked into the MOS? Is it when you get a school date? Do you have to submit a letter of intent? I am interested in doing 68V, but I would have to take 2 college classes to meet the requirements and I am afraid there is a chance it will no longer be in the bear program by the time I get those classes.
2. When you reclass under the bear program, are you actually re-enlisting? Or can you just reclass to the MOS, serve the remainder of the time under your original contract, and then get out if you choose?
3. What are the actual requirements for time in service and time til ETS? I have 18 months remaining in my contract as of right now. I have heard that you have to have AT LEAST 18 months left on active duty (meaning, you can have more), but then I have also heard that you have no more than 18 months to be eligible. If I am set to ETS on 29 DEC 2013, am I eligible for bear?