Posted on Nov 25, 2018
PFC Donald Schoenborn
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My son joined the Airforce and has 27 college credits. The recruiter told him he will get promoted after basic. I have read that he could have went in as a E2. I would like some thoughts?
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PFC Donald Schoenborn
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Update! I spoke with the recruiter this morning. He looked up my sons contact and he is listed as an E2. He will get his rank after basic! Thank you all who replied.
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TSgt David Marti
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When I enlisted, about a million years ago, enlistees earned rank upon graduation from basic based on numerous factors. Those included number of college credits and length of enlistment. So theoretically he could have earned Airman (E2), upon successful completion of BMT. That is, IF that program or provision in the AFI covering enlistments is still in effect. As I told my own children before they entered military service, if it's not in writting anywhere in the contract, then it was never promised.
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PFC Donald Schoenborn
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Thank you
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LTC John Mohor
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Now if he'd have joined the army he might have even made E-3 or E-4 while in basic. I'm sure he'll be happy with the Air Force it'll just take him longer to make rank.
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