I'm have been in Active Duty for 6 months. I read that you are able to switch from Active to Guard 1 or 2 years early from your ETS date. Ive thought about doing this for quite some time now and I would like to switch when I am able to. Can someone give me some more insight about starting the process to switch? I deploy to Europe next year and when I come back it'll be the start of my 3rd year.
Posted >1 y ago
Yeah you are talking about getting out of your contract which is something you would need to talk with a recruiter and/or retention NCO about. The only thing I know for sure similar to this was that you used to be able to *switch* with someone of similar grade and same MOS between Guard and AD, but this was usually done right after enlisting (like while at Basic/AIT). Unless the Army is downsizing your MOS and offering this through a specific program, I am unfamiliar with how you would do it at the moment. Try reaching out to a National Guard recruiter in the state you are looking to go to. You can find them through the National Guard website.
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