Posted on Feb 22, 2018
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I am a 13B and am serving Active Duty at Ft. Carson. I've been in for over half a year now and my little brother wants to follow me in my footsteps and enlist. He however wants to go 11B. I want to serve together so we have considered the national guard and I would would want to reclass to be an 11B as well so that we could be in the same unit and I honestly would prefer to be in the infantry vs the artillery in the national guard. We are from Ohio if that'll help at all.
So my questions would be.
How would me reclassing work?
How would I go about switching switching from active to national guard with or without acapping at the end of my contract?
And since Id have to go through OSUT to reclass is there a way to line us up to go through together?
I have seen stories of brothers in the reserves and the national guard doing this multiple times where they go through all their training together and go to the same unit but since I'm already in as Active Duty is where things have gotten tricky for me to figure out. An answer to any question would be very helpful. Thanks you for your time.

P.S.How does drill pay differ from active salary aside from the amount of money?
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Your a private, do your time. It’s only 4 years and one year was pretty much BCT and AIT. 4 years of active duty goes a long way on resumes and qualifying for jobs. I would recommend sucking it up, get your E4; then join the guard of you still want. When you join the guard you can ask to be attached to a unit with the MOS that you want. Then it’s up to the unit to send you to Reclass.
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SGT Justin Brothen
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He's a specialist, not a private
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I actually write the reserve contracts for people getting out of the Army.
You cannot leave your active duty contract early in order to go into the reserves. Six month from your ETS you may go see you Reserve Component Career Counselor, there's one per brigade and they're usually colocated with the MPD as they are part of your clearing.
You'll need the zip code of where you'll be living and they will find you a slot near there. When you ETS your reserve contract begins.
Your brother will have to go to a NG recruiter or even right to the unit and enlist that way. Once you have both started your reserve contract, you can arrange with the unit for your school date.
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SGT Eric Davis
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When it’s time for you to re-enlist you and your brother go see a National Guard recruiter together that way you can do you both of your contracts together!
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