Posted on Oct 10, 2014
SGT AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer
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I have tried looking for answers but can't get a on point what I am looking for answer. I got out last year 2013 due to the end of my contract with an Honorable discharge with 6yrs (07-13) active duty. At that time I thought it was a good idea and now that I am out I was thinking about re-joining. My issue is it wouldn't be till 2016 after my husband & I come back from Europe with him being stationed over there.

With the new tattoo policy and everything else going on I am wondering if it is possible at all to join back into the Army life. As well losing of the rank, basic, ait and the whole process if it is even possible.
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AR 670-1 just had a revision released in Sep to add to the 31 Mar release. Check out the new reg in reference to tattoos. Much of the revision was about commissioning with tattoos, somehair style changes, and some gold star authorizations. The max number of tattoos is no more than 4 on all extremities below the knee and elbow, no bigger than your hand, no sleeves, no bands greater than 2", no tattoos above the collar or below the cuff (on the hands). Even the ones above the collar and on the hands are not grandfathered.
Of course, the best person to talk to is a recruiter. The recruiting mission changes frequently, and as mentioned already, you will start to see a greater need of personnel.

As for your rank, you got out less than 2 years ago, and it may be possible for you to rejoin at your previous rank, or maybe one rank lower. Right now, the 15R ranks are balances, but I would consider going T or U and getting some flying time... just my advice.

OH BTW - I TOLD YOU YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN!!!!
Just picking with you, Mueller.
We all have our path to follow! Glad to see you're considering coming back in. The army got a little more boring after you left, SGT! It was good to run into in Afghanistan though!
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Look here SSG I wanted to stay in and should have fought to but at the time I just wanted out. Regretting that mistake everyday

I will be talking to someone as soon as I get to where I am going and settled down with life hoping with the tattoos and previously being in it will help with my options. Or overall AR 670-1 changes back to the old policy with tattoos.

Thank you fool and was great running into you again. Hopefully one day in the future when we run back in it'll be in uniform again.
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SFC David Reid, M.S, PHR, SHRM-CP, DTM
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You should evaluate all factors impacting your decision!
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TSgt Joshua Copeland
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Have you check your RE Code?
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Yes MBK 1
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TSgt Joshua Copeland
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That is the first of many hurdles!
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