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Nice and hot piss
Jan 31, 2004



spacetoaster posted:

Medical MOS's in the reserves aren't too bad as everyone, everywhere, has a shortage. Which means you might be assigned to the unit near your home, but if you ever get bored you can take a job somewhere else for a few weeks/months.

Not reserves, but a buddy of mine (who is also about to retire) just took a 9 month stint in a very nice tropical country that the US wants to expand relations with. His job is to basically chill out and do whatever (He's a scuba dude) he wants with no supervision and to get random questions SOUTHCOM wants answered.

There's tons of little jobs all over the world from 3 weeks all the way up to a year and a half if you just want to go somewhere.


Cool. I'll definitely look into it a bit more and reach out to an AMEDD recruiter if I get selected. Should hear in the next month or so if I am lucky enough to shill out a bunch of cash for my third degree piece of paper.

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spacetoaster
Feb 10, 2014




Nice and hot piss posted:

50k for the reserves? and I think that a majority of those only cover undergraduate programs. Mine would be a doctoral program.

Also my MOS was 19D, the biggest thing around here oddly enough is either Motor T or PSYOPS.

The dude I was talking about was getting a master's paid off. I don't know how they handle PhD's.

Yeah, you gotta get that MOS changed to something like a 42 series (human resources).

Your best bet is to physically walk into the recruiting office and just get the recruiter tell you what's available. And remember, that stuff changes every month (sometimes every week). They might be hot about MP's this week, and completely reverse it next week. If the dude can't give you what you want just leave and come back a few weeks later.

If you can find a former recruiter who's serving at a nearby reserve unit THAT is your go to guy. He's still got all the contacts, and knows how the system works. And isn't beholden to some BS quota.


*edit* Yeah, call the medical recruiter.

spacetoaster fucked around with this message at 00:36 on Feb 17, 2021

spacetoaster
Feb 10, 2014




Hey! The Army fixed racism.

quote:

regulation will not contain potentially offensive language used to describe several hairstyles Ė for example, ďMohawk, eccentric, faddish, Fu Manchu, dreadlockĒ Ė which will be replaced with alternative verbiage.

Steezo
Jun 16, 2003
Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!




spacetoaster posted:

Hey! The Army fixed racism.

That's going to be the bullet point on someone's OER that gets them promoted instead of strapped to the front of a cannon, which is then fired.

A Bad Poster
Sep 25, 2006
Seriously, shut the fuck up.



Steezo posted:

That's going to be the bullet point on someone's OER that gets them promoted instead of strapped to the front of a cannon, which is then fired.

That would be a hell of a goal celebration for Columbus.

Cage Kicker
Feb 20, 2009

End of the fiscal year, bitch.
MP's got time to order pens for year year, hooah?


SKILCRAFT KREW Reppin' Quality Blind Made





Lipstick Apathy

Nice and hot piss posted:

Cool. I'll definitely look into it a bit more and reach out to an AMEDD recruiter if I get selected. Should hear in the next month or so if I am lucky enough to shill out a bunch of cash for my third degree piece of paper.

I had exactly two experiences with recruiters and career counselors. The first, with my recruiter, was unexceptional. The second, with a career counselor, went much more in my favor. I rocked down to the CC office as an E-4 and said, "I want a bonus and I want choice of duty station." She typed a little on the computer and said they didn't have that for my MOS. I said, "okay, college it is. thank you sergeant" and left. My phone rang with her number before I got back to the barracks and she had "found what I was looking for." Never forget that these people are evaluated by how many signatures they get and their promotions and future assignments ride on it.

Nice and hot piss
Jan 31, 2004



I'm considering actually going through the Health service scholarship program for the U.S army. I would have to pick up 3 years of service active duty wise, but the rate of nurse prac's getting jobs right out of school is slim because of the glut of oncoming NP's from diploma mill universities. Having 3 years of practice would be pretty nice.

Anyone ever go through this? it looks like it was extended to family nurse pracs, but I don't see anything on the current website, just bits and pieces from other .mil sites so I can't tell if things changed for FY2021

White Chocolate
Jan 23, 2007
Sweat Baby, sweat baby

I got one of those emails saying that Iím a candidate for a covid deployment(signed up last year) and now Iím like... so cut me orders then? You wonít.

Oh you need my critical MOS? Do it. Do it!

Itís reserve not guard which is why I feel so skeptical.

Retrowave Joe
Jul 20, 2001
Be heroes.

Man, Iím at the 2-star level in the Reserve and Iím not even sure what the point is. We just put our candidates list together yesterday.

White Chocolate
Jan 23, 2007
Sweat Baby, sweat baby

Retrowave Joe posted:

Man, Iím at the 2-star level in the Reserve and Iím not even sure what the point is. We just put our candidates list together yesterday.

Sounds like a coordinated effort to ramp up the vaccination effort. And also give some generals and colonels oer bullet points.

Ashmole
Oct 5, 2008

This wish was granted by Former DILF

White Chocolate posted:

I got one of those emails saying that I’m a candidate for a covid deployment(signed up last year) and now I’m like... so cut me orders then? You won’t.

Oh you need my critical MOS? Do it. Do it!

It’s reserve not guard which is why I feel so skeptical.

They tasked a bunch of medics in my unit with that. They've been on a 2 hour recall and GO1 for a few weeks now...kind of unnecessary IMO. Especially considering that we are not waiting for a special event like we're about to go to war or something.

Bell_
Sep 3, 2006

Tiny Baltimore





Until the 31st to beg Space Force for sweet release from your lovely situation. Looking at you, V Corps.

UP THE BUM NO BABY
Sep 1, 2011

Man-oh-man, Cowboy looks like a bag of leftovers from a V.F.W. barbecue. Of
course, I've got nothing against dead people. Why, some of my best friends are dead

I can't stop thinking about this
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNSh3-Ujzqi/?igshid=1hjzz8hg4gl1o

Naked Bear
Apr 15, 2007

Boners was recorded before a studio audience that was alive!


nope, nope, NOPE

Flying_Crab
Apr 12, 2002






UP THE BUM NO BABY
Sep 1, 2011

Man-oh-man, Cowboy looks like a bag of leftovers from a V.F.W. barbecue. Of
course, I've got nothing against dead people. Why, some of my best friends are dead

Naked Bear posted:

nope, nope, NOPE




*Army Theme Song intensifies*

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008






not caring here
Feb 22, 2012

blazemastah 2 dry 4 u

I would argue that this is probably only slightly more cringe than the army recruitment commercial with the likes of THE SUSTAINER

Nice and hot piss
Jan 31, 2004



You know, I saw the reactionary posts of 4 people before I clicked on that link.

I still clicked on it. I deserved that

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.




Sugartime Jones

Nice and hot piss posted:

You know, I saw the reactionary posts of 4 people before I clicked on that link.

I still clicked on it. I deserved that

Same.

Kraftwerk
Aug 13, 2011
i do not have 10,000 bircoins, please stop asking

Does anyone know much about the Army's street to seat program?
I have a relative in the states who's trying put in for a packet in addition to NROTC programs and Air Force ROTC.
He's got solid grades, a strong interest in aviation and wants to fly more than anything. I think he will pass the SIFT no problem.
Just wanted to know if this is a decent career choice as far as the military is concerned. As I understand it he'd become a warrant officer if he doesn't wash out.
Will he have a decent shot at becoming a civilian airline or cargo pilot after his service obligation expires? Also I googled how often Army helicopters crash or get shot down and its made me nervous. He doesn't seem to care though.

Mustang
Jun 18, 2006


Have you considered not attending the Captain's Career Course?



Isn't the commitment for aviators in the Army now like 10 years after training completion or some poo poo?

I can't imagine signing a contract for that amount of time having never once experienced life in the military previously.

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


If he wants to go civilian flying encourage him to look USN or USAF. I know one helo guy who transitioned to fixed wings in the Army and that's a very small, niche thing from what he told me.

PeterCat
Apr 8, 2020

Believe women.


maffew buildings posted:

If he wants to go civilian flying encourage him to look USN or USAF. I know one helo guy who transitioned to fixed wings in the Army and that's a very small, niche thing from what he told me.

The airlines are so desperate for pilots they'll pay for a fixed wing transition. Or they were so desperate till the pandemic, it'll probably tick back up once things get back to normal.

Flight school is a 10 year ADSO. If your friend just wants to be a pilot, he should go to a civilian flight school. If he wants to be in the Army for 10 years, he should go Warrant.

brains
May 12, 2004



Kraftwerk posted:

Does anyone know much about the Army's street to seat program?
I have a relative in the states who's trying put in for a packet in addition to NROTC programs and Air Force ROTC.
He's got solid grades, a strong interest in aviation and wants to fly more than anything. I think he will pass the SIFT no problem.
Just wanted to know if this is a decent career choice as far as the military is concerned. As I understand it he'd become a warrant officer if he doesn't wash out.
Will he have a decent shot at becoming a civilian airline or cargo pilot after his service obligation expires? Also I googled how often Army helicopters crash or get shot down and its made me nervous. He doesn't seem to care though.

i was gonna effortpost a response but the truth is i'm pretty cynical when it comes to aviation now so it'd be all negatives, and that's why i switched careers.

just make sure they know that aviation is a volatile industry, and the status quo now (airlines are hiring - and even that is assuming a return to the pre-pandemic situation) is almost certainly not going to be the same 10 years from now. doubly true for rotary wing civilian careers. if he really wants to fly for a living, he should look at airline academy pipelines and just skip the time-sink of military service obligations. yes, this is expensive.

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PeterCat
Apr 8, 2020

Believe women.


Or, if he really wants to fly helicopters, go to a civilian school and spend time teaching or flying a tour helicopter until he has 2000 hours and can get an air ambulance job. By going the civilian route he'll have a better understanding of how civilian aviation works than coming from a military career.

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