Posted on Jan 23, 2014
SGT Benjamin Dutill
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My ETS date is not too far from coming (July 2015) and I have no intentions on re-enlisting as Active Duty and I do have intentions on going into the Reserves or National Guard so I can finish the 20 years (retire) and I can also finish college. I was just wondering what the promotion system is like - is it different from Reserves and National Guard or is it the same? I don't have plans to stay in Kansas, I have very good incentive to move to Washington State and join the Reserves or NG there. So insight would be very helpful seeing how my other resources cannot give me any straight answers.
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1SG Drill Sergeant
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ARNG promotion system - home of the old boys network
USAR promotion system is more akin to Active Duty
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SSG Company Fsnco
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promotions are done once a year. and you are compaired to everyone in the state with the same rank and MOS based on your erb, so no formal board. and be prepared for boredom, low standards, lack of discipline, and missing football for no real reason. it is an easy pay check.
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SGT Benjamin Dutill
SGT Benjamin Dutill
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I appreciate the input, SSG.  But being active duty for so long, low standards and lack of discipline are two things that I am not going to have.  Not really a big football fan (unbleievable, I know) and boredom is something I am used to because I'm an engineer attached to an MP unit.
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Just have to have a strong NCO corps cause all units aren't bad! There are NCOs that force the standards! Unit as well!
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SSG Platoon Sergeant
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Easy! Just do what you need to do ! Get your schools and of course PT! But it's easier!
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