Posted on Oct 8, 2018
SGT Jamarl Jones
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Apparently if your break in service exceeds 3 years, you must go back to BCT. What is used as the separation date to determine that? I got off AD into the IRR in 2013, but I was in IRR until 2016.
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I had a 5.5 year break in service and was not sent to BCT again.
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SGT Jamarl Jones - Huh? That is certainly new, then, since when I came back in.
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SGT Jamarl Jones - The only thing I can find for PS and BCT is PS needing to go through a Warrior Transition Unit (re-integration course, basically). But I still can't find out a length of time that's required.
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There was a memo from a year and a half ago that indicated that soldiers with a 3 year break in service had to go to a 6 week (instead of 10) BCT for prior service. The memo was rescinded and they started making PS with a 3 year break go to the full 10 week BCT.
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SGT Jamarl Jones, that memo you’re referencing was to establish a pilot program for a PS-only BCT cycle. Even during that time, some PS still mixed with NPS cycles. Either way, as an NCO, it’s not that bad.
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Your separation date is your ETS date.
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Per AR 601-210 the three years starts after IRR or immediately if no time remaining
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