Posted on Mar 20, 2018
SPC Rob Jewel
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I just found out from my recruiter that since I have been out for 12 years, I would have to drop down to E-3. Because I have 6 years of prior service, I am past the time in service limit (RCP) for E-3. Is there any way around this?

Update 3/23/2018: There is no way around this. RCP (retention control point) is not waiverable for prior service enlistment. I will be enlisting reserves as an E-4 at this point. Thank you for all of your answers. Also if anyone is wondering RCP or High Year Tenure is favorable in the Air Force, if that is the direction you want to go.
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NG has 2 SF groups that if you really wanted to, would be able to have a active duty lifestyle do to the numerous job and school opportunities. Also after serving X amount of time you can transfer to Active Duty as a SF qualified soldier.
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Yeah I believe there are tryouts for the NG groups. It may be an option if I’m not able to go active.
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You can go to the tryouts as a civilian too. Just in case it’s not meant to be at SFRE, your not stuck in the guard hating life.
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SFC J Fullerton
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Just ask the recruiter to reference your disqualification by regulation (AR 601-210) or by current USAREC Message. Instead of going off hear say on an internet forum, and if you don't trust what the recruiter tells you, then ask to see it in writing. It is there somewhere. You will never be satisfied with different answers from different people, so your best source is the regulation itself.
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SPC Rob Jewel
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Couldn’t agree with you more. Thanks for the reg.
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Go National Guard http://www.nationalguardsf.com. If you pass selection I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunity for you to become active while in the guard. The schools and training will be endless. Good luck.
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