Posted on Nov 25, 2020
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So I’m currently serving in the Army Reserve as an MP and getting ready to go on deployment within the next 3 weeks in which I extended to go on the deployment . I’m looking into once I return from deployment going active duty and reclassing to 11B with Airborne. I also want to go Drill Sergeant. I’m not sure if I earned Drill Sergeant if I would be sent to Fort Benning or Fort Leonardwood. Any tips would be appreciated .
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SSgt Christophe Murphy
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You are putting the cart before the horse if you are looking at doing both simultaneously. If you reclass to a new job field you will need to spend some time
in that field to gain profiency. Once you do that go ahead and hit the Drill Field but thinking you can lat move and go immediately into the drill field and be good at your job isn’t realistic.
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SPC Military Police Officer (Mp)
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Thank you SSGT I appreciate the guidance!
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SFC(P) Infantryman
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If you are reclassing to 11B, maybe focus on being a technically and tactically proficient INFANTRYMAN before wanting to be a drill. Don’t rush to a broadening assignment. Too many junior NCOS in the 11 series (and Army) get sent to those assignments without the KD time they should have. Know your job. Lead your Soldiers.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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And that is where the DS Proponent Office should filter who they select. Not always the case; unfortunately.
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Definitely appreciate the advice SFC! All I’ve known for 6 years is the MP world and reserve life so the infantry world and the active duty life will be a shell shock
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SFC(P) Infantryman
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Yes it is a different animal than what you may be use to. SPC (Join to see)
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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Simple, once you return from your deployment, contact a local recruiter. If the MOS is available (needs of the Army have always first) then you’re good to go. If not, sign for whatever is offered or wait until 11B is available, your choice. Now, the DS part, you need to at least be a SGT/E5 to volunteer.
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Roger sir I appreciate it, I’m on track to make my E-5 while down range
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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SPC (Join to see),

I highly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the USAREC’s Business Rules. These are the rules for prior service. It will significantly affect you. They change every now and and then.

https://m.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/current-and-prior-service/continue-serving/return-to-active-duty/prior-service-business-rules.m.html
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Actually E-4 promotable to transfer to a DS unit and they can prepare you to go to the school and hit the trail as an option you could go 11B NG transfer to a DS unit and go from there. Also you might get bumped back down to SPC go Active from Reserves I have heard of a few people having that problem.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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Hence the business rules SPC (Join to see). Take a few minutes and read them.
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