Posted on Sep 17, 2017
Sgt Darrin Momsen
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I have 8 years and 3 months on active duty and have a 6 year break in service. I have completed an associates degree. I have been told almost everyone is taking prior service reserves but I kind of just want to disappear onto active duty.
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You need to go see a recruiter. It's really as simple as that. There's more to it than just time in service, all of which will need to be checked.
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As SGT (Join to see) has already stated, go see a recruiter. Those of us on here can spout our "wisdom" all day long, but the recruiters have the first hand knowledge that you need.
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PO2 Eric K.
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I have been considering going back myself, albeit as an Officer. I don't think reentry is a major issue - I have seen Marine Officer Corps recruitment videos on YouTube that will take fellas (even over age limit) if they can meet the physical and training demands. Plus, the AF has bulking up pilots and aviation MOSs. Being prior service should put you in a good position. Has your recruiter denied you reenlistment on active duty for a specific reason?
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Sgt Darrin Momsen
Sgt Darrin Momsen
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I like the sound of that. Unfortunately for me, UH Hilo doesn't have an rotc program. I am considering doing reserves while I complete my bachelor's degree. I am working but I have found myself with a job that doesn't offer retirement. I have spent hours looking into the reserve retirement and just can't see how that would be enough to actually retire. I have to admit that something is better than nothing. I know every branch has some kind of active reserves program that would allow me to gain the years on active time that I would need to retire with full active benifits.
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PO2 Eric K.
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Well, if you can coordinate a reserves contract and the balance of time needed to complete the degree that would be better. Once weekend a month and 2 weeks/year plus post 9/11 stipend should tide you over (In Philadelphia, I was clearing $1900+ each month). Afterward, you got a degree amd continued service - they will probably be begging you to take a commission then.
How much time until you graduate? AD may mean a hasty deployment; only guys I ever heard of being able to knock out full college courses were on shore duty and usually had an unconventional sea-shore rotation. Overseas you may or may not have reliable internet service in some areas to complete distance-learning courses.
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So I'm still an active duty Marine right now and kind of just stumbled upon the prior service business rules one day. Waiting to hit terminal in a couple of months. These rules pretty much lay out what's available for prior service members to join or rejoin the army. So if your MOS from the Corps doesn't translate to an army mos you would have to choose one of the retraining MOS's on the list. The other thing your recruiter will do while working your package is send up a grade determination for myself I had to provide my promotion Warrant and proof that I completed at least Sgt's or Career Course to keep my rank. So if you picked up Sgt before you got out and attended Sgt's Course not sure about Cpls Course you might actually be eligible to come back in as a Sgt, but I think there might also be some type of stipulation with how long you been out. Best bet is to hit up a recruiter and find out and if your trying to go active familiarize yourself with the most recent prior service business rules so the recruiter doesn't feed you bum scoop
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Serena Ramos
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Sgt Darrin Momsen Were you ever able to get back in AD? Just a question, what rank were you at when you came off AD? I’m dealing with the same thing with my fiancé but he’s a O-3, cleared for re-entry and he also wants to go back AD.
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