Posted on Sep 29, 2020
PFC Motor Transport Operator
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So I was in the reserves then went active then got out. Got promoted when I was in the reserves, kept all my supporting documents (DD4187) but my reserves unit has nothing. When I reclassed went active I got demoted in FLW although I had my 4187. Now when I got out “discharged” chortle after .. my DD214 has my actual rank in it. Now that I’m going back active what should I expect?
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CW3 Kevin Storm
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Coin toss, if you are not going into a CPL slot don't expect it. That grade is the most confusing one in the Army.
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SPC Bradley Dixon
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PFC (Join to see) DD214 rules all.
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You will not retain the rank of Corporal unless you were a DA selected to be a Corporal, meaning you have/had actual orders stating your promotion. Everything other than. DA select promotion is just a lateral transfer to Corporal from Specialist and is subject to denial upon you going to a new unit. I’ve been there done that Corporal life. PFC (Join to see)
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COL Kelly Hines
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And almost never a DA select...
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Excuse the misspelling, this phone has a damn mind of its own. SFC (Join to see)
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SSG Detachment Ncoic
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Get that 4187 ipermed. Its truly as simple as that.
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PFC Motor Transport Operator
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You would be surprised if I tell you it is ssg.
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SSG Detachment Ncoic
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PFC (Join to see) ahh man, well the dd214 should suffice to bring you back in at E4 and the 4187 should establish your TIG so you can get over to BLC and pick up E5.
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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Your DD 214 has your actual rank so that will be your rank when you go after. If your break in service was short you’ll even keep the date of rank that’s on your DA 4187
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