Since I just got a Bachelor degree and a civilian job offer, I want to join Reserves or National Guard OCS. I've talked to RCCC because I'm ETSing in six months, but they told me to go enlisted side because of my age and dismissal from ROTC a few years ago. So how should I solve this issue? Thanks.
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You would probably have the best shot in the Army National Guard. More ways of attending OCS, which means more slots available. However, you will still need a waiver for the dismissal from ROTC, so the realistic route may be enlist, 11C is a fairly common MOS on the Guard side, pull two or three years enlisted and get some NCOER's on the Guard side and then apply. In the Guard, the opinion of your chain of command pulls a lot of weight.
You solve it by listening to your RCCC. If they could put you into 09S as an OCS candidate they would. If you want to apply for OCS, move towards the component you want - AD or RC - and apply for there with your waiver. You've been dismissed from a commissioning program before, you'll need at least one waiver.
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