Posted on Jan 25, 2021
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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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CPT Lawrence Cable
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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.
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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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I'll talk to him again sometime this week and inform him about the waivers then. Maybe he's trying to figure it out as much as I am? My old PL got dismissed from West Point (fraternization I think?) but HRC accepted his 4187 and commissioned.
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SGT (Join to see) your old PL wasn't commissioning into the RC. There's no accepting a 4187 to commission unless you've already held a commission. You have to go through a commissioning program. If you're commissioning on AD you have time to apply for waivers. If you're in the RC you have time to apply for waivers for your RC program. If you're accessing into a different component their are extra rules. For instance, it's almost impossible to access into MI on AD from the MEPS if you need a waiver for your TS. If you feel that your RCCC doesn't have all the info, you can go talk to their SGM, the Reserve Component Command Career Counselor. That person has usually been doing the job 20+ years and knows everything there is to know
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I should have clarified: his 4187 for DD 785 (record of disenrollment from commissioning program) got accepted to attend OCS, and he successfully graduated.
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CW3 Kevin Storm
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I would try getting on contact with the State NG recruiting command to see what you would have to do to go OCS.
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