Posted on Apr 13, 2020
PO2 Meita Hill
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Hello all!! Does anyone know if it is possible to reenlist on AD for the navy (or any branch really)? I was an electronics technician in the Navy reserves for 8 years and got out due to my contract ending the beginning of last year. Now I'm thinking about going back in as a corpsman but doing AD. Has anyone cross rated and gone back in? Is that at all possible and if so can anyone tell me what the process is like? I've been talking to navy recruiters and literally none of them can give me a straightforward yes or no answer or dismisses me when they find out that I have prior service.
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CSM Darieus ZaGara
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Prior service is always challenging. In the mind of the military (who has a lot of data to go by) taking prior service back on usually results in. Another separation. As they see it you tried once and it didn’t workout. Having said that, go for it if that is what you desire, just have a backup plan.
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PO2 Meita Hill
PO2 Meita Hill
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I can understand that. I just didn't like the job that I was doing when I was in the first time and and trying to switch took so much time that it was close to my contract ending so I chose to go to school instead to figure out what I wanted to do. I have two years until I finish my nursing degree so the the back up plan is to wait two years and see about going in as an officer.
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1SG Mark Flowers
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If you want to enlist in the Army, they'll submit a grade determination waiver. Most of the time (not always – it depends on a lot of factors), prior service from other branches lose a stripe when they reenlist Army. if you were to be assessed as an E-5, you'd be good. If you get assessed as an E-4, you're already at the Retention Control Point for that grade. (That's the up or out time for the rank.)

I recommend you call your local Army recruiter. I think they're doing all the initial assessments over remotely right now. You might also consider talking to the National Guard. They have more flex in bringing PS in. Then when you make E-5, you could apply for the Active Guard and Reserve (AGR).
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PO2 Meita Hill
PO2 Meita Hill
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okay can you elaborate more on the assessments for the pay grade. what all does that entail?
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Bring that nursing degree to the Air Force! :D
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