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 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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I’m not sure how it works mid-contract to convert to National Guard. You would need to see about changing MOSs prior to exiting Active Duty or you would do reclass school through the Guard would be shorter I would suspect. We have a Infantry Battalion in Ohio and a Combined Arms Battalion that has a Company of Mechanized Infantry. Drill pay is two days pay for each day of drill. If you want to talk to a recruiter from Ohio I can get you hooked up with one.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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Is it even possible? I've never seen it done and I can't even find the procedures to initiate it. Maybe instead of a hardship discharge?
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If you are speaking of Mid-contract, neither have I Sir, but I don’t rule out things I’ve never seen when it comes to the Army.
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Recruiter contact info; SFC Matt Locker [login to see] . [login to see]
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SFC Joel Lumley
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During my Guard career I reclassed twice. Once to 13B and then to 11B. Both classes were 2 weeks long and were very condensed.
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