Posted on Aug 16, 2022
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I just want to know how realistic it would be for me to switch branches.
I would like to join either the Air Force or Space Force as a 35N (Signals Intelligence Analyst) or their equivalent.
My husband and I are the same MOS and Branch and he does not plan on getting out (he's a 20-year hopeful).
Should I stay in the Army? Do I have a shot at a different branch? If I did, would my husband and I be separated? Should I become an NSA contractor? I have so many questions.
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GySgt Jack Wallace
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I say follow you heart. Because one day you'll look-over your shoulder and find that you're 60+.Now, it's to late. If you and your husband agree, then by all means do it! The very best of luck. Be safe, be Blessed.
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Thank you very much. I appreciate the advice.
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GySgt Jack Wallace
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SPC (Join to see) - Our dad was in the Navy first, ( don't tell anyone) and then the Army Nat. Guard. Where he retired as 1stSgt. with 24 yrs. of service. My older brother also A Jar-head left the Corp and was in the same unit as our Dad.I just think if you find something that you ready want to do then do it. Your chance my not come again.Hope this help you Spc E.T.and good luck to you and your husband. God Blessed.
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LTC Eugene Chu
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Along with responses below, another option is transitioning from active to reserve. If you husband plans to have an active duty career, you could drill part-time while continuing to live with him.
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Thank you for the advice. I appreciate the options
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CSM Darieus ZaGara
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This requires soul searching and deep conversations with your husband, we cannot answer these questions. If I have to, and at a glance I would say you seem orepared to go in any direction and it sounds like you want to be with your husband. I have often recommended that the Soldier with the greatest chance at a successful military career remain in service and the other Perdue a profession that is flexible and would allow the other to operate from anywhere, through telework and TDY.

You have options, do the research and have those discussions. Financial security is a true need especially for this generation.
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Thank you for helping me be more realistic, CSM. Appreciate the advice. This is a really hard decision to make because there are so many possible outcomes, but having an online community like this helps me to see things from my seniors prospectives.
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