Posted on Mar 13, 2019
SPC Cryptologic Linguist
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I put in a conditional release awhile ago and it's in the process of getting approved.
I talked to a active recruiter who said that I cannot switch to the active army as an officer candidate. He said I would have to be enlisted for a year before applying to OCS.
Can anyone confirm this? When I started the release process a recruiter told me something very different.
If that is the case, I heard it was very unlikely for an enlisted soldier to become an officer especially with a low GPA.
Also will being prior service limit the enlisted jobs I can pick from? I scored 90 on the ASVAB and my GPA was only a 2.5
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SFC David Reid, M.S, PHR, SHRM-CP, DTM
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MAJ Milan George
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Short answer is, "no". The application processes are completely separate. While recruiters are generally knowledgeable about what is available, this is probably not something they are extremely familiar with. Being prior service will not likley limit the jobs available, your GT score might. That being said, is 90 your GT score? I'm pretty sure that you had to have at least a 110 to get into OCS.
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I was in the 90th percentile on the ASVAB. I don't remember what my line scores where specifically but the recruiter told me that I was qualified for anything that doesn't require a specific degree.
Do you mean No I don't have to be enlisted for a year or No I cannot go straight in as an officer with prior service like a civilian would?
Thank you!
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MAJ Milan George
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Ok, so 90 was probably not your GT score. I meant, no you can't transition from Guard OCS to Federal OCS. I don't know if there's a minimum time you have to wait before applying once on AD. You'll have to ask your Commander or try the OCS website.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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MAJ Milan George - Sir, I think his 90 score is his AFQT, in which case, he should be well qualified. Most recruiting areas have someone that deals with OCS, I would suggest he talk with them before making a decision.
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