Posted on Jan 29, 2020
1LT Assistant Brigade Logistics Officer (S4)
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If anyone has any personal experiences from their transfer from a logistics branch to PSYOP, that would be very helpful. Was it worth it? Do you regret it? Benefits? Drawbacks?

I'm always looking to further my career and at this point in time, I'm wanting to shift away from Logistics. I've spent the last 5 years or so in this field between the enlisted side and the officer side. I just feel that it's time for a change. Any additional insight or advice is always welcome.

TIA
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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I can tell you all you need. As a former QM Officer who transfer to PSYOP. All from a Regular Army perspective, not Reserve.

1. It is an assesion process. You need to apply IAW the proper MILPER Message.
2. If selected on the Army SOF board, the you’ll attent the PSYOP Assessment and Selection course at Ft. Bragg.
3. If selected, then you’ll PCS for the Captains Career Course followed up by the PSYOP training pipeline. Somewhere there you’ll attend jump school if not already qualified.

Now the fun part. Once you complete the course becoming a 37A, you’ll be assigned to either one of the PSYOP Groups; 4th or 8th. Once at the operational level, you’ll take over a PSYOP Team and get ready to deploy (PSYOP teams are deployed all over the world; not only CENTCOM AOR) within a year of not sooner. That’s an 80% probability. Don’t worry, your Troops will be all over it! Is a fast paced environment but very rewarding. I do not regret it a bit, but the opposite.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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WO1 (Join to see) good to know. Just wondering how they do it now.
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The Officer applies to only the branch they desire, rather than ranking their preferences, and attends that Selection. It's exactly like the Enlisted except for the HRC processing time and not needing the Recruiter to administer the APFT, even the narrative has been removed
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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WO1 (Join to see) interesting. When I recruited for both CA and PSYOP (SF too) it was a pain in the butt getting packets ready for the ARSOF Board. Then they added the narrative just to make it more interesting.
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How big are the teams once you deploy?
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CPT Andrew Wright
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LT, its just about the same selection process as Special Forces, why not look into that field. Were I a young man again that's the door I would be trying to kick in! Best of Luck.
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1LT Assistant Brigade Logistics Officer (S4)
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Out of curiosity, why would you choose SF over PSYOP?
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CPT Andrew Wright
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Leadership, fellowship, real world missions, and the opportunity to do more and say less. Thanks for asking for my opinion.
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