Posted on Jan 25, 2018
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My question may seem vague so please let me expound more & give you an idea of what I’m trying to articulate. I’m currently attached to an Engineer battalion, I’m planning to contract as a Cadet in the ROTC program & also join the SMP, my plan is to branch 11A in the NG. Would it be possible to gain a transfer to an Infantry unit so I could shadow someone in the Infantry field? Or is it a no go?
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1SG John Furr
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That's a conversation that you need to have with the commander, and that commander needs to have with the gaining Infantry commander. A lot of it comes down to needs; however, if you got the stuff to be an Infantry Officer, and have the desire my feeling is that you will be well received. Keep in mind, if you're not willing to attend Ranger School, don't bother trying to branch Infantry. Whether you get the opportunity or not is another story, but am Infantry LT that is not willing to attend will not be looked at favourable.
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Tped a long supporting comment and it disappeared. 1ST You are right on.
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It depends on your State really; some states have Cadets drill together, but overall most will let you SMP with the Branch you are trying to secure, especially if you’re doing so in the same state.
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LTC James McElreath
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You are not a true member of the unit you drill with anyway. I was in an engineer unit and was commissioned a MS officer?! Your unit affiliation doesn't get you anything, but drill pay!
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