Posted on Feb 23, 2019
SGT Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer/Integrator
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I hear a lot of different things, and I'm at a point in my army career where, well, I have no career yet. So I have a blank landscape. I have a 2yr degree in computer networking.

I feel like money is a contributing factor, so I feel like having 2yrs completed, requesting a college close to home(no PCS), and having a STEM oriented degree helps. What are some other ways that I can ensure my success, and am I allowed to continuously apply, provided I still have up to date paperwork? How does scholarship and non-scholarship differ from ADO?

Thank you for your time.
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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Money isn't a factor. You have to fund your own tuition while ON on ADO. Your choice of college is irrelevant.
The things that make you competitive are things like GPA, PT score, boards and awards, performance at work. They are looking for the Scholar - Athlete - Warrior trifecta. You need to set yourself apart from your peers (and other candidates) by doing more and being more. The other two options you separate from the Army into Cadet Command. There are approximately 200 spots given each year for ADO so the competition can be fierce to earn a spot that pays you to go to school full time in active duty.

As for the rest of your questions, it's best you sit down to a green to hold brief at your Ed center. There's just too much information.
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SGT (Join to see) or is this more a retention issue where I would have to sit down with them?
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SGT (Join to see) you don't need to sit down with anyone oh, and it's not a retention issue. You just need to sit through the green to Gold brief and take notes. It is a lot of information to take in because there are several different green to Gold programs. It can be a bit confusing until you have someone to explain it all to you
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SFC (Join to see) thank you. I wasn't sure if it was retention because it was a change of mos. Would the brief be an ED center think? Thank you again for the help sergeant.
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SGT (Join to see) there is no change of mos. You retain your MOS while you attend college. When you Commission oh, you are separated from the Army and discharged as enlisted. Then you are commissioned.
The education center conducts green to Gold briefings. If you are not way ahead of your peers in your PT, GPA, schools, Awards, and work performance, then you are not going to be a competitive candidate for the active-duty option
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Are you on Active Duty?
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Roger SGM.
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I feel like it's a good opportunity. No negative actions, high gpa. My pt needs work and I would need a waiver for dependents and the 3 months active to 1 month training ratio.
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SGM (Join to see) thank you sgm.
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