Posted on Jul 27, 2016
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I was considering switching from the Army Reserve to the Air Force Reserve, has anyone done this? If so what has your experience been like? What was the transfer process like? Were your MOS options limited to re-class? Did you get to keep your rank?
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Maj Optometry Oic
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I switched from Marine reserve to AF reserve is a complete different animal for me but I would think Army to AF would be easier at least some of the same language Took me a year and a half for the magic scroll to pick me up so isn't an easy process at least for me. But I can say it has its benefits
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SMSgt James R.
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I have put dozens of PS Army folks into the AFR.... It can be quite smooth or quite the pain. You keep your rank (unless you are an E-7 or above and voluntarily demote-officers cannot change rank unless switching comp cats). If your MOS converts directly to an AFSC you will not HAVE to retrain. If it doesn't, you will
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The only problem I foresee, which I will post seperately is the CCAF. That can become an issue.
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I transferred from the Army (2years) to Air Force(12years). My MOS was 92A Supply and my AFSC in the Air Force is a medic 4N071. The transfer process was easy for me. I did incur a debt for the break in contract but I assure you the good in transferring outweigh the bad. The Army is way more structured and there’s more respect between the ranks than the Air Force. The amenities, accommodation and opportunities to grow are way better in the Air Force. I don’t regret it at all!! Good luck!!
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