Posted on Sep 3, 2015
SPC Gabriel Botero Jr., MSW, LCSW
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I just finished my MSW and am interesting in returning to the Guard or Reserve through Direct Commission. I am a former enlisted Army Guardsman. I know that you need an LCSW to get in as a full social worker. Can I come in as some kind of behavioral health officer or health administration officer? Is it better to wait until I have the LCSW (and come in at a higher rank)?
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CPT Behavioral Health Officer
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You can be brought in as a 70B until you accrue the clinical hours needed.
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SPC Gabriel Botero Jr., MSW, LCSW
SPC Gabriel Botero Jr., MSW, LCSW
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Thank you CPT (Join to see) for the information.
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CPT Behavioral Health Officer
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SPC Gabriel Botero Jr., MSW, LCSW - You are welcome talk to the officer recruiter in your state. Right now is a really good time to be in behavioral health. Good Luck
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SFC A.M. Drake
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Sir,

Where did you here this from? Not saying you are incorrect as things can happen but I've been this business for 14yrs and I have not seen that one. Find me on global and let's chat, I'm sure that's a story.
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SFC A.M. Drake
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Maybe in NG but not at the federal level sir.
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MAJ Future Plans And Programs Officer, G 43
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You need your LCSW to be eligible for a DA as a 73A. We do have the SWIP program for Regular Army.
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SFC A.M. Drake
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Are you in the service currently as Reserve or NG?
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SPC Gabriel Botero Jr., MSW, LCSW
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SPC Gabriel Botero Jr., MSW, LCSW
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SFC A.M. Drake I'm going to email you directly.
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MAJ Future Plans And Programs Officer, G 43
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SWIP is a one time a year board. It stands for Social Worker Internship Program. If you have completed your MSW you are able to apply. You would be commissioned as a 1LT and complete your supervision on Active Duty, take the licensing exam and then earn you LCSW. You would then serve for a short time on Active Duty. After your obligation is complete you could choose to continue your service of ETS. I would contact an AMEDD recruiter in your area.
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SPC Gabriel Botero Jr., MSW, LCSW I had a friend who went AMEDD as a registered Nurse at ODU in Norfolk. It was a two year program. Got more info coming your way.

http://www.goarmy.com/amedd.html
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SPC Gabriel Botero Jr., MSW, LCSW
SPC Gabriel Botero Jr., MSW, LCSW
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Appreciate the assistance SFC (Join to see)
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James Williams
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I want to do the same thing. I have my MSW. I see the airforce reserves you don't necessarily have to be an LCSW. https://afreserve.com/clinical-social-worker
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