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Old 09-17-2016, 11:09   #3
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Not fully current on the process, but I strongly suspect that as you surmise, the grad school attendance ruins the time line for the SFAS officer board selection.

You would have very little time for service in a basic branch and obtaining a couple of OERs to substantiate the quality of your service.

I don't think the academic advantage of a grad program transfers into useful team skills the way Ranger School or three years in an infantry unit would.

Having said that, there is no guarantee of being selected, even if you were a Ranger qualified Captain from Regiment.

And having been selected by the officer board to attend SFAS, there is no sure way to know if you would successfully complete and be selected for SF training. It would be extremely rare for an AD officer to be permitted a second shot at SFAS.

As you will learn, you can't always have it your way.

You have to decide which is ultimately more important to you.

Best of luck.

TR
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