Posted on Jun 16, 2019
CPT Family Nurse Practitioner
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I started the application in May 2018 and my packet was initially kicked back in the first board of FY19 due to new standards for documents. I was selected in the Nov board and from then, I awaited my scroll approval and orders to Commission. I ended up having to return twice to MEPS because of missing documents. Following this, my packet was kicked back because my licenses had to be updated again. I was finally able to sign my oath on March 21. Since then, I have been waiting my orders from HRC. I have already contacted my recruiters who state my packet is at HSD. I have contacted my assignment officer who cannot even access my information. I am aware this is a long process and a lesson on patience; however, it does not make it any less frustrating. Without me even turning in my notice, my employers have already posted my position. Like many of you, I need to work and I am the primary "breadwinner".
This is all to ask if anyone has any advice moving forward? I'm trying to be patient.
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Took over two years for me to get HRC to issue orders and I transferred from Air Guard. I had to write my senator and open a congressional inquiry. The army says there is a shortage of surgeons. That may or may not be true. But there is a shortage on processing forms that should have taken 1/10 the amount of time Now i have to go to BOLC. This may take another year or two. Of course nobody’s fault, but Covid-19 will be delaying this and so many other things.
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Contact HSD directly at US Army HRC, Fort Knox, KY 1-888-ARMYHRC.
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Thank you, Sir! I did make that call last week and ended up having to leave a voicemail. No response yet directly but the the Brigade Commander for my recruiting station is working with HSD to expedite my packet. Apparently, HSD was waiting for my discharge orders from IRR.
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Seems like everything on your end is squared away and all you have to do is continue to follow up with HRC. Try your best to keep yourself busy. If possible, I would rescind your notice with your employer until you have actual official orders. I signed my contract in February and I didn’t get anything until June. The entire process took me a little over a year. It truly is a test of patience but if you really want it, then it’s worth the wait. Also see if your recruiter can send out an “RFI” to check on status of your packet/orders. Hang in there CPT (Join to see) and goodluck!
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Sir,
Thank you! I actually didn't provide my notice yet since I had not received my orders. I have been taking advantage of the time to be a gym rat and familiarize myself again with basic soldiering skills (I.e. land nav, movement drill, supply procedures) listed on the DCC and BOLC guides. The recruiter has already sent up the RFI to operations and they were told to defer to their 1SG. If for nothing else, I'm never getting out again!
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