Posted on Nov 28, 2020
SGT Healthcare Specialist (Combat Medic)
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He is good soldier, but like a lot of others has been burned out by monthly rotations after being stationed at NTC for almost 3 years. He is pretty much dead set on this or getting out and trying to become a police officer.

Our squadron retention NCO is away for school and I went and spoke to retention at regimental with his words being “Don’t count on it.”

Are there any senior leaders out there that know if this is feasible or have a POC I could reach out to in order to try to help this soldier out a bitt?
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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Don't even bother with 31K. There are never any class seats for it. Since they made it a standalone MOS in 2012/2013 I've seen less than two dozen class seats and they're gone instantly. It's pure luck to get one, and you cant plan a future on luck.

Don't believe anyone who tells you "they know a guy" and there's a different way to get a class seat. All in service reclasses are handled by your Career Counselor, who has to get the class seat from HRC. I can't begin to tell you how many Senior leaders thought they were doing a Soldier a favor by calling the school house, branch manager, MOS proponent, Instructors, Commandant, etc to try to get a class seat for a Soldier. It just ends up in months of wasted time and a disillusioned Soldier who feels their Senior leaders failed them.

I would advise that you have a very realistic conversation with your Soldier that starts with, "How far along in the interview and hiring process are you?" If they say they're going to start when they get out, we'll welcome to every Retention counseling in every combat arms unit. It might be best to encourage that Soldier to extend long enough to actually have a job waiting when they ETS or to encourage them to reenlist to closer to the location they want to be an LEO in.
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I should also point out that 31K does not accept E4P
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Coming from a dog handler here I have seen many people reclass into my mos it may be hard and it may take a while but if it is what your soldier wants then your gonna need to go to the kennel at your base and talk to the kennel master he/she will point you in the right direction the soldier should have to do an interview with the km at some point.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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31K? Good luck! For what I heard, it is one of those MOSs that when a chair is available it goes away immediately!
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