Posted on Jun 17, 2016
Cpl Jon Westbrook
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I'm a prior service Marine 0311(11b), I got out in August of 2015 and I'm thinking about going back in as long as I can make it to Ranger Batt. My question is this: Is option 40 authorized for prior service? Some folks are saying if you fight for it enough you'll get it as long as it's approved by the recruiting command, others are saying its a definite no. Anyone have any experience with this?
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Cpl Jon Westbrook
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For anyone that finds this on the web looking for answers, as of now(October 2018) due to Time in Service requirements for E5, you cannot join the Army as prior service unless you enlist 18x or needs of the Army. Basically this means your best shot at Ranger Batt is getting Airborne in your contract and volunteering for RASP. Otherwise youre headed to Hood or Bragg.

As for me, I'm finishing my degree and joining the AF. Hit me up if you have any questions.
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Honestly wish I could answer that question but if I could go back in time I would go to Reg. In a heart beat
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Hey, so me being a E5 in the marines as a 0331 I'm curious if you had a 18x and you went to airborne, sopc, and selection but you dont get selection could you apply there for 11x do you know if you could do this. Or could you in airborne switch you contract to 11x
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