Posted on Aug 26, 2019
SGT Watercraft Operator
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I am considering my future. My civilian career as a surgical tech no longer satisfies me and I have no passion to go further in the medical field. I am considering down the road looking for an AGR position or Unit admin. I also want to consider warrant down the road, is it difficult to get warrant as a 42a? Thank you for the advice.
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If you're interested in AGR why not go onto active duty? On active duty, 42A warrants are always way under strength and they're always taking applicants.
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Thank you for the info SFC. I am considering active but I have to prepare my family for the change along with being in a good place to sell or rent out my home. If I was single it wouldn’t be as complicated.
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Always remember to consider your quality of life. If the warrant officer area is what you want to do, I would suggest that you get your ducks in line (i.e. get the education and schooling required, if you have not already) and make yourself the "go-to" person in your unit.
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SGT Watercraft Operator
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Yes sir, that is the plan. I have an Associates degree and I am finishing my bachelors degree by Christmas. I am going to look into getting MS certifications as well. Thank you.
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What is your end state? Do you plan to stay in the military for any length of time? If I were you, I'd put together a 420 warrant packet and an AGR packet and develop both. Going warrant as a 42a is only difficult if you do nothing. Otherwise I'd go for it. I was a 42a at the Airborne School at Ft Benning (Regular Army) and at the Special Forces school at Ft Bragg (AGR). Both were awesome assignments. I enjoyed helping people so it just might be a good fit for you. As you put together both packets (420a and AGR) you'll probably have better insight on what you want to do. I hope this helps.
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SGT Watercraft Operator
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I’m staying in as long as the Army will have me. Thank you for the advice MSG. I plan hit the ground running and my civilian career allows for flexibility in this matter. Thankfully my boss was an Army Ranger.
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SGT (Join to see) While you're at it, I highly recommend you getting yourself some badges like Airborne and Air Assault. You will get more respect
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