So let me start by saying, I’m not branch detailed but will be attending a different CCC than my basic branch of infantry. The reason is because my civilian education and 20+ years of civilian experience is the reason for the different CCC. Upon reading branch assignments for officers in AR 611-1, it appears to state all officers retain their basic branch until such time they apply to change branches. Does anyone know this to be the case or is an officer immediately transferred upon completion of a different CCC than their OBC/BOLC branch? I ask because I take great pride in being an Infantry Officer, enjoy my current unit and having a skillset in addition to being an infantry officer. Any knowledge on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
Edited 12 mo ago
Posted 12 mo ago
I'm not sure I understand why you are going to a different CCC in the first place. You say it is because of your 20 years of experience and civilian education. That's all great, but if you want to be an Infantry Officer why would you not want to go to the Infantry Course and get up to speed on all the latest in that branch? What difference does what you did as a civilian have on getting further education in your branch? Is it your intention to ever seek assignment to an Infantry unit in the future? Or do you take pride in wearing the crossed rifles, but don't really want to actually serve as an Infantry Officer in the future?
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