Posted on Jun 19, 2021
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Hi,
I am an 88M army reservist. (98 asvab with all ones in PULHES) .
I really want to go airborne but couldn't get that in my contract.
Can I bug my DS or someone during BCT/AIT to send me airborne.
I really really really want to go airborne :(
Please advise.
thanks
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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You are a Reservist, you are not eligible to go unless your unit is an Airborne unit. If you were Active Duty you could volunteer for it and be sent to an Airborne unit.
1. Transfer to an Airborne Reservist unit like USACAPOC
2. Join Active Duty and volunteer for Airborne.
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SFC Army Reserve Unit Administrator
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Edited 3 mo ago
As a Reservist, your Drill Sergeants will have no power over your follow-on training.
You can talk with your Reservist unit, asking them if they have any quotas and available seats. If they do, you can request it, it's their discretion. Otherwise, you'll pay the wait-list game.
Another option is to compete and win the Best Warrior competition or similar event.
They often offer a school of your choice.
Before you leave for BCT, you can try to play hardball with your recruiter. Pre-BCT is the only chance you have to negotiate your contract.
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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Not gonna happen as a Reservist with your particular MOS and unit (which I'm guessing is non airborne).
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