Originally posted by Spccorrea:
If you use mobcop to pick a deployment, will it be easier to go active? Do they give you an option to stay active and what are done places you can go (is it all afghan?)?
ok let me make this simple.
MobCop is all temporary assignments. most of them are 1 year long, but some you can extend longer. none of these are a guaranteed assignments as some of them are posted just for a specific Soldier, or MOS, or Rank.(meaning SGT Snuffy is perfect for the job, post it so he can apply.. or we need a MOS-Q 25B to fill this slot, or simply an E6 for this)
the assignments are mostly in the US, but they also list for OCONUS as well. If you log in (w/ CaC) you can see for yourself instead of asking questions. last time i have checked, alot of the assignments that are CONUS are to help with units deploying/or redeploying, or OPFOR or instructors. the assignments going OCONUS i have seen are MOS specific, but i have seen some that are rank specific. like they need an E6 25B in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Or they need an E4 for something in Afghan.
You will have to log in, and you will have to read the assignments that you are interested in to find out if it is even open to you, or if you even qualify for it.
I dont think that MobCop will benefit/ or is intended for AD Soldiers (if they even know about it), and is more geared towards Reserves and Gaurd.
now you have posted around, and people have replied, but im not sure you have gotten the answer you are looking for, so lets try this.
If you are prior service looking to go active duty, your chances of being denied is about 99%.
that other 1% is going to be rare exceptions, for some crazy MOS that has a very high fail rate like SF.
Your other option(s) is to join the guards or the reserves. 1 weekend a month, 2 weeks for AT a year. Maybe a deployment every 6 years( maybe... unsure with the drawdown down what we will be doing)
If AD is what you want, stop wasting your time on the forums and go talk to a recruiter, as they will give you the solid answer instead of forum recruiters who know nothing about your situation.
If you are already in the Guard or reserves, and you are trying to go AD...again, your chances of being denied is about 99%. people do not get that the Army is drawing down its Active Duty force. dont like it??/ go talk to your units recruiter/career counsoler... noone here can do anything for you at all if you are enlisted... it will have to be done with your unit.