Old 07-10-2019, 14:06   #16
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Completed MEPS Physical. Got my Grade D approved. Returning to MEPS for contract negotiations tmw. The Navy is now forcing me to stay until EAOS.


Heard from a guy who knows a guy that Selection is open all branches via TDY orders. Any confirmation on this?

Thanks again.
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Old 09-20-2019, 14:43   #17
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Got 35F. No way was HRC giving me 18X or even airborne in my contract.

Completed my TS screening. Waiting early out request to be approved so I can move up my transfer from eaos to fiscal year.

Best way to get a spot at selection from FT Hauchuca?
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Old 09-20-2019, 14:46   #18
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Old 09-20-2019, 18:45   #19
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Let me ask you two questions that were asked of me when I interviewed for the
S[pecial] F[orces] O[fficer's] C[ourse] in front of the 7th SF Group Commander.
It was July 1975. His name was Colonel Norton.

This was before there was an SFAS -- shortly after when dinosaurs roamed the earth -- and your "branch" (Army talk for job manager) had to give permission for an officer to even apply for Special Forces training and assignment. There were the usual hard pass/fail physical and psych and security clearance hurdles, but ultimately a candidate ended up sitting in a hard backed chair at a place called Smoke Bomb Hill face to face with a Colonel -- not smiling -- who asked:

"What is the mission of the United States Army Special Forces?"

"What can you offer that demonstrates your ability to conduct that mission?"

And so I ask you the same questions.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:33   #20
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Let me ask you two questions that were asked of me when I interviewed for the
S[pecial] F[orces] O[fficer's] C[ourse] in front of the 7th SF Group Commander.
It was July 1975. His name was Colonel Norton.

This was before there was an SFAS -- shortly after when dinosaurs roamed the earth -- and your "branch" (Army talk for job manager) had to give permission for an officer to even apply for Special Forces training and assignment. There were the usual hard pass/fail physical and psych and security clearance hurdles, but ultimately a candidate ended up sitting in a hard backed chair at a place called Smoke Bomb Hill face to face with a Colonel -- not smiling -- who asked:

"What is the mission of the United States Army Special Forces?"

"What can you offer that demonstrates your ability to conduct that mission?"

And so I ask you the same questions.
Those are some heavy questions. Been thinking about them all day. Thanks for forcing me to look inwards.
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Got 35F. No way was HRC giving me 18X or even airborne in my contract.

Completed my TS screening. Waiting early out request to be approved so I can move up my transfer from eaos to fiscal year.

Best way to get a spot at selection from FT Hauchuca?
When do you go to Huachuca?
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Old 10-31-2019, 13:44   #22
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When do you go to Huachuca?
Until my early out is approved; scheduled to be there end of may / beginning of june.
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Old 11-10-2019, 22:29   #23
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Heard from a guy who knows a guy that Selection is open all branches via TDY orders. Any confirmation on this?
There were several Navy dudes in my class. I don't know what their process was to attend SFAS TDY while still in the Navy, but only one was selected and they told him that the next steps were getting released from the Navy and taking his selection memo to an Army recruiter, signing 18X contract, then he would attend infantry OSUT, Airborne, then straight to SFQC. Obviously the more important information for you now would be the TDY orders, I assume a SORB recruiter could help you there and USAREC would likely be no help whatsoever.

Is there a specific reason that they wouldn't give you 18X? Usually I hear about it being one of the few options that is consistently available for prior service guys, we had a ton in my SFPC class. SFPC is only available to 18X now, and it is a significant advantage. Might want to take a tactical pause and reconsider.
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Is there a specific reason that they wouldn't give you 18X?
HRC told me to eat it when I talked to them at MEPS in the classifiers office. Only had an option of 4 MOSs. I picked the one that gave me a TS/TSI clearance. They wouldnt give me airborne either.

When I get my early out approved i have to go back to MEPS to get a new training schedule. I'll see about getting 18X then if new business rules came out.

If that doesnt work, guess I'll just have to be a stud and yell "I want to try our for SF!" at everyone I meet until it happens...
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Old 11-15-2019, 13:59   #25
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Navy guy here

Landslide, i'm fairly certain that i'm the dude you're talking about haha.

As for you SliperySquid and anyone else trying to take this path. Here's a little about what i went through:

1)contact SORB recruiter 2)Get the sfas physical done and all included paperwork. This step is going to be difficult and you may have to ask around. Even if your unit medical wont do the physical someone else can. 3)DD form 368 needs to be signed by your commander. My recruiter drafted one up that was worded a particular way that somehow permitted them to cut me TDY orders. For this one just PM me if you get this far and i'll dig it up to get you the verbage it took a couple of tries to get the navy what they wanted.

I'm sure that was all hard to understand, but its a lengthy process. PM me if you are going to go the TDY route. as for 18X i cant speak to it so i'd be no help.
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