I am in the process of joining the Army Reserve, but the unit I want to join has just deployed this month to Kuwait. From what I've been reading about deployments this means I wont have a chance to be deployed for about two years after they come back. Is it possible to volunteer to deploy after I finish OSUT?
If so what are the chances, seems like it's a waste for the Army to train up an infantryman and just let him sit for a year while his unit is deployed.
If not and I pick option 26 is that a guarantee I'll be deployed?
Also if you're MOS 11B going from active to reserve do you have to reclass before going to a reserve unit or do individual 11B slots exist?
I'd pick another unit but it's the last reserve infantry unit in the Army: 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry.