Posted on Sep 24, 2020
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I was a specialist in the active duty army I have been out for about a year now I just recently had a sergeant first class career counselor emailed me about joining the Army reserve in a e5 slot. Is this even possible can I join the reserves as a sergeant with no promotable status or BLC or would I just be a specialist in a sergeant position like a team leader or would I actually wear the rank of sergeant?
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SFC Kenneth Hunnell
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The Career Counselor is correct, He can get you into the E-5 SLOT, keyword SLOT. You still have to do the work for the rank. He did not promise the Rank itself, using your own words. Have fun, I did 39 years getting paid to have fun getting free travel and education. Make sure that you read the whole contract before taking the oath
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1LT Staff Officer
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You can fill two slots up, or one slot down. Your unit once you get there can move you around on the UMR willy nilly once they get you on the books.

Don't worry, you'll have to earn SGT just like anyone else. If he implies you're going to get SGT as part of this deal I think you are being sold a bill of goods.
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CSM Luis Lebron
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You can join as a specialist and sit in an E5 slot, which means you will have a position to get promoted into when you become promotable. I’ve been out for a while and don’t know the current criteria, but I don’t believe you’ll go in as an E5. In the Reserves an E4 can fill an E5 slot.
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