Posted on May 28, 2015
CPT(P) Rifle Company Commander
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I've heard several ARNG field grade officers tell younger officers to pick up a second branch so that they can have more flexibility in assignments and promotions. However, no one I have asked knows how this is done. Would I need to complete two Captains Career Courses, or just do a different CCC than my BOLC? If I do just one CCC, will I still be viewed as eligible in the original AOC?
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LTC John Shaw
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@1LT (P) Dave Buck

I have four AOC, Signal, Systems Ops, Transportation, Logistics

Transportation can be completed via correspondence course (88B) and then Logistics branch by and additional two week Reserve course at Fort Lee (90A).
Best to discuss with officers in a unit that has a branch. The 99 RSC should be in your area and can address these questions.
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CPT(P) Rifle Company Commander
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Thanks for sharing this, sir. Just the information I needed.
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LTC John Shaw
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CPT(P) (Join to see) Cyber branch, if you like tech work, volunteer and get the training for this new branch as quickly as you can. You will not lack for work the rest of your life.
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LTC Timothy Bock
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LTC Shaw is spot on, you should with a Senior mentor in the branch(s) you are interested in (or has high density in your State). You also check with your unit ATRRS manager or Training Officer/NCO. They can contact the branch proponent for specific requirements. With the exception of online qualifications, I would suspect you will have to attend a portion of the CCC for the branch(s).
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MAJ Brigade Logistics Officer (S4)
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There are multiple paths. I started out CBRN, and went to that OBC (now BOLC).

Then my BN asked me to reclass to Signal, and so I went to SCCC-L, which was a lead-in course for the signal Captain's Career Course, intended to familiarize non-signal types with the branch duties. It served as a branch qualifier.

Then I moved to a new state, and they wanted logisticians. So I went to a Transportation branch qualifier, picking up that branch, and then to Combined Logistics CCC, picking up that branch.

Pretty much any course that acts as a core course for a branch will also serve as a branch qualifier for it.
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It can also be done through Functional Areas. Ask your S1 about it. You won't change branch but in some cases having a specific Functional Area will qualify you to hold a position.
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