I am a Reservist, who used to be Active Duty and now I'm trying to go back to active duty for my secondary mos (35N - I have an active TS/SCI clearance).
I am an E-5.
My questions are these:
1) When I sit down with the MEPS career counselor (after the physical and all the other stuff) will I have a choice of where I want to be stationed, or will it be whatever pops up I get period? (am married now and wife wants to be stateside to finish up her RN degree is the reason I'm asking).
2) I am hoping for a strategic assignment as opposed to tactical (married with kids), so if I do get to choose, or make a 'wish' list, what would be some posts that would be more strategic rather than tactical?
3) What are promotions like as a 35N these days? when I was active duty before promotions were fast.
Thank you in advance for all good answers that hopefully are not just guesses.