Posted on Dec 30, 2013
SSG Robert Burns
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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.
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CPT Aaron Kletzing
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Do you gents think this type of feature should be built into RallyPoint?
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Tried to do a swap as a SPC many moons ago. I was a SPC, buddy was a PFC, same MOS, so same skill level. Branch denied it w/o any explanation. Point is the appropriate branch(es) would have to agree and my personal recent experience with my branch was not favorable. So many layers, possible MACP, EFMP, so may different things.  Would be yet another layer of bureaucracy on an already bloated system.  I'm afraid execution would be a bridge too far with the current personal tempo, BDE closures, Voluntary Early Release Programs, and a war still going on with no clear end in sight.  As mentioned above though, would be interesting to see/watch the implementation...  
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SFC Mark Merino
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CPT Aaron Kletzing DEFINITELY! Personally, I never knew anyone who successfully did it. All I know is happy spouse, happy spouse.
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SFC S2 Intelligence Ncoic
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Definitely think all the PCS assignment managers should have a direct number to their mobile phones on hear, because in the end it is up to them anyway. But if there were another way possible, then I would gladly welcome it on here.
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SFC Lamont Womack
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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.
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1SG Steven Stankovich
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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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SSG Robert Burns
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Yes I do remember coming out of AIT that was pretty common.  Everyone is basically equal at that point.  As easy as it was then I think it could be just as easy now.
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