Posted on Nov 15, 2018
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Hello all. I am nearing the completion of my first 6-year enlistment with the National Guard, and my goal is to re-enlist into active duty. I am a 68W Healthcare Specialist/Combat Medic, currently occupying an E-5 slot in the Mountain Infantry. My personal goal is to re-enlist for a new MOS, ideally 12B Combat Engineer, and go to airborne school. Now, any active duty recruiter I have talked to about this has been reticent about offering an MOS reclass, and most have said that airborne is not given to prior service. Another option I have looked at is applying for Civil Affairs, which would require airborne training, but few recruiters have been willing to talk about it.
Is it still possible to get airborne in an enlistment contract?
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The Civil Affairs course is open to promotable specialist to Sergeant. Medical service Corps often is borrowed in Civil Affairs. It is possible for a civil Affairs unit to be commanded by a medical officer. I believe the active-duty qualification course is one month long and you can now to get picked up for Missions all the time worldwide. Civil Affairs also allows you to be a master jumper and go through Air Assault school as well. You may also be able to go to language school. I once belonged to a USAR Airborne unit in Upland, Califorina. There are a few Airborne units scattered nationwide aside from the Active Duty Brigade at Fort Bragg.

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The active duty course is about a year long and includes language training at the SOF language course (not DLI, but that can be requested later). CA has the CA medic course, I think IT'S ASI W4.
Recruiters aren't talking about it because the applicant has to pass a selection first. I'm not aware of any entry from recruiting.
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There are three ways if you wish to do BAS:
1. Go AD CA. Guaranteed
2. Go to a USAR CA unit that is AIRBORNE. Only about 6 of them in USACAPOC
3. Go to a USAR CA leg unit. Possible, but EXTREMELY unlikely even if they promise it.

Good luck
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SFC (Join to see) USAR candidates go to the local recruiter usually working in an office at the unit.
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SFC (Join to see) - True, I only had a 2 month CA Course in 2006. I did not do a long Area Studies Course nor did I do Airborne nor any Language Training. Just like CGSOC for non-AGR or AC, we don't get the Advanced Operations Course. We have to do our 2 Week then 8 Months of weekend training and then another 2 weeks to get our 50% CGSOC. The Reserve Component does not get the 8 month long AC course.
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You will be offered needs of the Army when you go to MEPS. Your recruiter can’t offer you any MOS.
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(1) You are near your ETS and you want to reclassify to 12B.

(2) You want Airborne, wings upon your chest......

(3) Your 2nd "Option" is to apply for Civil Affairs; to get Airborne Wings Upon Your Chest....
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What is your goal?
Is it to become a 12B, and chase a Tab?

Is it to transfer from NH Guard to a Civil Affairs Reserve Unit?

OR, do you want some shiny wings?

Your answers, determine the response....

Because, it doesn't sound like you know what you want.....

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