Posted on Feb 6, 2019
SSG Platoon Sergeant
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My DD368 got lost in the communication systems and was sent to me 2 months after it was signed. I currently have 3 months to move through the direct commission process. I have already submitted resume, transcripts, NCOERs, DD214s, Medical documents, LORs, Professional Licenses, and my current reserve unit will slot me for the AOC.

I need to get medical scheduled with the local MTF. Is it possible to get everything completed and signed off in a 3 month time frame?
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When I was applying I hadn’t heard anything for about 3 months. My recruiter couldn’t get answers. A family friend was Harry Reid - he told me that he would look into it if I wanted him to or to contact a senator. I was hesitant, and don’t necessarily recommend it, but I did contact on of my senators. The recruiting district wasn’t happy, but I got an answer and things moved very quickly after that.
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I think the process timeframe varies but I’ve heard 6 months to over a year. I am at the tail end of the process. I am still awaiting orders but so far it’s been a year for me.
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SSG Platoon Sergeant
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Did you have to file multiple DD368?
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1LT Critical Care Nurse
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No, I’m prior service and have been out for 10 years. I
Hope having to refill multiple DD368’s doesn’t mess with your timeline too much. I did however have to turn in and sign multiple different forms because they were lost in-transit or needed correction. Will you be staying in your same unit?SSG (Join to see)
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SSG Platoon Sergeant
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Staying with my unit is an option. I currently have a lengthy commute so if there is a closer one, I would be open to transferring. I also think movement is great for professional development. If I do slot with my current unit, there is still a ton to learn as we're transitioning and developing.
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COL John McClellan
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I don't know the answer but I suspect that the whole process requires your consistent direct involvement and following-up on all actions! If there is a checklist of the step-by-step process I'd recommend you stay on top of that and troubleshoot early and often!
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SSG Platoon Sergeant
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100% Sir, this has my full attention. Thank you!
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COL John McClellan
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Sounds like you are medical... thank you for serving!
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LTC Jason Mackay
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SSG (Join to see) - nudging the noodle through the tall grass.
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