Remember when if you got orders for somewhere and you knew another Joe who wanted to go there and wanted to where they were you could swap with them if you were the same MOS and skill level?
Does this still happen? There should be a website you could go on and see this information daily.
Posted 8 y ago
Assignment swaps would be a great thing for the Army. I think all Soldiers should have access to systems like EDAS. I never understood why the Army continues to deploy the same Soldiers numerous times when I'm sure there are Soldiers of the same rank and MOS who would volunteer in a heart beat if they had the option. It would be the same with duty assignments. Instead of just sending someone to lets say Drum or Polk I'm sure if they put the option out there someone that wants to go there would volunteer for it.
That used to be Branch specific for a lot of the assignment swapping. Branch would verify that TOS/TIS/Rank/EFMP/etc all matched up and if so, the switch could happen. It was more prevalaent in the case of Soldiers graduating AIT/OSUT and moving to their first duty assignment. I do concur though, an HRC supported website would be an interesting idea.
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