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Old 04-28-2009, 03:51 PM
LHS09 LHS09 is offline
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In february I began the process with my recruiter and wished to go airborne ranger with 11X option 4 and 40. In february when i took the practice asvab and my recruiter looked in the system, this mos was available with many spots. Now that I am ready to go to meps and choose my mos however Airborne school and ranger school are not available. Does anyone have any advice on what to do if I am really set on getting these options in my contract?
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:56 PM
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In february I began the process with my recruiter and wished to go airborne ranger with 11X option 4 and 40. In february when i took the practice asvab and my recruiter looked in the system, this mos was available with many spots. Now that I am ready to go to meps and choose my mos however Airborne school and ranger school are not available. Does anyone have any advice on what to do if I am really set on getting these options in my contract?
hold out. the system changes daily. tell him, you will go to another recruiter and see if they can help you get what you want. believe me, you can hold the cards if you want.
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:21 PM
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Infantry OSUT, Airborne School & RIP are usually full in the summer. You had to compete with all of those who went in Delayed Entry early. You'll probaly have to wait until fall. DON"T SIGN ANYTHING UNLESS IT"S EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT!! The Recruiter will tell you that you can volunteer for Airborne School & RIP when you're in Infantry School. think it over - if you could do that that would mean the classes aren't full & if the classes aren't full then why couldn't he get you an Option 40 (Option 4 isn't needed. Airborne School comes automatically with the Option 40). Don't take that chance. He may also tell you that 19D is just like 11B so why not take that MOS if 11B is full. You'll never get in the 75th Ranger Regt. with that MOS. It's not used there. What he could be confused about is there's a possibility once you become a 19D NCO that you could go to Ranger School. That still won't get you in the 75th. You'd go back to your unit witha Tab but you'd still be a 19D Cav Scout.

Be very specific - 11B/Airborne/Option 40 or you'll just wait until it becomes available again , probably late fall.

Why didn't you enlist in February? You have up to 365 days to report to BCT after signing & everything that's in your contract is still valid. I'll bet there was even a bonus with it then. My son had to wait until 29 Jan to leave for 11X with an option 40. He was in the DEP for a few months until he could leave. From not having any slots in summer & now when he finally got the contract he received a $15,000 bonus, 10 for Infantry, 5 for Ranger. The Recruiter & MEPS counselor tried to make him a 19D.
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:56 PM
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I would have enlisted in february but I am 17 and had the consent of my dad but not mom. I just recently got her consent so I can finally finish the process.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:39 PM
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i think im gonna do the same as you, 11x option 40. either that or 88M option 40. there is a 20k bonus for 88M and another 5k for a ranger 88M.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:52 PM
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i think im gonna do the same as you, 11x option 40. either that or 88M option 40. there is a 20k bonus for 88M and another 5k for a ranger 88M.
That's almost a no-brainer, Cory!

Of course Infantrymen get the best looking girls.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:55 PM
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That's almost a no-brainer, Cory!

Of course Infantrymen get the best looking girls.
haha! you cant put a price on a good woman! although that 25-35k gets me pretty horny too! ha!
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