Posted on May 6, 2018
PFC Tuan Trang
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Hello,

I try to find this topic but couldn't find it anywhere, right now i just want to do my research and gather as much information as i can regarding direct commission path as a 70B Reserve, from what i know 70B require a bachelor degree but from another source i look at from Direct Commission Wiki it stated that " The general requirements for a direct commission in the Army Reserve are: 60 semester hours of college credit", i don't know if it true or not, any one here have any information on the requirement for the reserve side?

and another question is when should i send my amedd package in? My senior year?
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1LT Enrique M.
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I know this area to well.. 70B is an extremely hard AOC to direct commission into it unless the following:
1) Prior Service
2) Your bachelors leads to something that will work into a different 70 series AOC
3) Somehow find an open slot in a unit. That is willing to fill this with a 70B

and even then you are going to go through an uphill battle as 70B is the feeder AOC mainly for
ROTC
Service Academies
and OCS

They will fill those AOC in active/reserves first with the above before looking at a Direct commissioning as a source. So you got an uphill battle. Not impossible but hard if you want to stick to the process. I would work like others have said with an AMEDD recruiter.

Its all about the recruiter to be honest.

my main question to you , what are your aspirations and why a 70B?
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1LT Manager Of Customer Care
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Well Said per usual, sir
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MAJ Battalion Oic
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The AMEDD has different requirements compared to the basic branches. For a direct commission into the AMEDD, the requirement is a bachelor's degree.
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PFC Tuan Trang
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Thank you sir, i think maybe wiki source is outdated. I'm currently working toward b.s of health care administration.
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MAJ Battalion Oic
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PFC Tuan Trang - That is a good major to have going into the AMEDD. You should go ahead and link with an AMEDD (must be AMEDD) recruiter as your approach the end of your senior year so that you can begin building the packet--essentially, you'll complete a clearance investigation, compiling the last 10 years of your work, residential, educational, etc., life--complete a commissioning physical, curriculum vitae, and so on. Thus, the sooner the better. Your packet will go before USAREC for selection.
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PFC Tuan Trang
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What is the minimum requirement on the gpa part?
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1LT Manager Of Customer Care
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PFC Tuan Trang GPA is currently 3.5, but that changes periodically.
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SGT Robert Johnson
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Schooling is the bare minimum criteria to get accepted. You should already be a professional and currently working in the civilian sector at the job that correlates to the MOS. You really need to start working in the field when you graduate or enlist and choose that MOS. Then work towards dropping an OCS packet to commission.
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PFC Tuan Trang
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Thanks sgt, Right now i have 2 in mind either direct commission or rotc. i prefer dcc as my first choice.
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SGT Robert Johnson
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PFC Tuan Trang - There are very few direct commission MOSs. They are usually in professional fields, surgeons, JAG, cyber. Your best bet is to go ROTC since you won't have the work experience.
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PFC Tuan Trang ROTC is a great option if you have 2 years of school left. From what it looks like, you would need to pursue a master's program to get ROTC. Additionally, OCS is solid, but not a guarantee for the job you'd like. AMEDD recruiters are the way to go, but be prepared for a fairly lengthy process.
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