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Old 10-31-2011, 21:17   #46
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9th ID, 2nd Rgr Bn, talking to my assignment officer trying to get a follow on Abn Asignment after the Infantry Officer Advanced Course.

NO to 82nd
NO to Alaska
NO to Italy

My BN Cdr said from the corner of his mouth "Ask him if you can go SF. My Assignment Officer said "sure" and hung up. I had orders in two weeks to FT Benning follow on to Bragg and never looked back.

The best decision??? of my life.
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Old 11-01-2011, 00:09   #47
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Answer to original question by the OP: 4 yrs.
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Old 11-01-2011, 16:08   #48
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Only SF

Enlisted-Airborne unassigned-July 1968

Boot Camp- Fort Ord

Airborne Infantry at Fort Gordon- Nov. 1968 That's when I was pulled, with a few others to take the SF battery of tests. (any Camp Crockett survivors out there ?)

Jump school at Fort Benning January 1969

Phase one- Feb 1969

19th birthday July 1969

Completed 12B training in October 1969, off to 6th Group.

June 1971- 8th SFG, opportunity to reup with a guarantee that I would no longer be SF, no thanks discharged at 20 years old, couldn't vote or buy a drink.

The experience and training I received has been priceless throughout my life......just sayin'
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Old 11-01-2011, 19:06   #49
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9th ID, 2nd Rgr Bn, talking to my assignment officer trying to get a follow on Abn Asignment after the Infantry Officer Advanced Course.

NO to 82nd
NO to Alaska
NO to Italy

My BN Cdr said from the corner of his mouth "Ask him if you can go SF. My Assignment Officer said "sure" and hung up. I had orders in two weeks to FT Benning follow on to Bragg and never looked back.

The best decision??? of my life.
You were in that unit?
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:33   #50
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Drafted...approached by a SF recruiter....took all the tests/passed...discharged and then enlisted for SF...stayed for 28 years with a 4 year stint in "another"unit....
Just curious:

Why did you draft guys have to be discharged before you could enlist in SF? Apologies if I am misinterpreting the statement.

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Old 11-05-2011, 09:47   #51
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Why did you draft guys have to be discharged before you could enlist in SF?
SF was a wholly volunteer option with a minimum 3 year active duty commitment in the Regular Army (RA) vs an involuntary 2 year active duty commitment as a draftee (US).

To meet the commitments, we were allowed to be discharged and voluntarily re-enlist for the SF option.

One thing about that, we did not receive our signed official discharge certificates and orders until after we had re-enlisted.

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Old 11-07-2011, 09:05   #52
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Yup- I still have 2 DD214's...
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:56   #53
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Yup- I still have 2 DD214's...
I've got 3!!
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:05   #54
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Some schools....

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.....To meet the commitments, we were allowed to be discharged and voluntarily re-enlist for the SF option. .........
Was the same for other schools. I can't remember which one it was but I was outside the reenlistment window and the requirement was too long for an extension. So to meet TIS requirements I had to do the discharge/enlist route.

So that generated my first DD214 as a 12B2S (Maybe a 3S, I'd have to dig it out").
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