I am a 68W, currently stationed at TAMC. I PCS'd here last January. I was looking to submit a packet to pick up M6. However, M6 became 68C. I asked about submitting a 4187 to go 68C and was told that even if it got accepted, that I wouldn't be able to go to school until I DEROS in 2016, because the hospital probably wouldn't pay to send me to school. My problem here is that due to the new RCP, 2016 will be my 8th year in, and I am a SPC. I would like to think that I am a realist, so attaining 798 points to get promoted is not possible. Now we are overstrength in this MOS. I love being in the Army and would like to keep myself on AD. Do I have to re-enlist to pick up a STAR MOS, that would make it possible to get an automatic promotion to E5? I am going to the promotion board and WLC in the next few months. I am starting my 6th year in April. One of my biggest issues is the Retention NCO here. He isn't very convincing when giving answers, making it seem that he would rather tell me whatever, instead of helping me. I am going to attempt to sit down and pick his brain again since it has been a few months, but I don't expect different results. Do any of you have any advice? I have just shy of 2 years left here in Hawaii. I am also pretty sure that my window for re-up should open next year. If that is the case, I may be able to re-up for a STAR. I just don't want to get lost in the ether... Thank you.