National Guard...ASVAB score question
02-04-2013 11:32 AM
They're right, the GT score will define what you qualify for in the Army. Also being that you have a degree you qualify for OCS (officer Candidate School), make sure to talk to them about that.
When you go to processing they'll tell you what is available at that cycle time. Jobs open at the beginning of a cycle and then close as they fill the slots. Works a bit different with the Guard and they should know whats open before you go from talking w/ your local units.
02-04-2013 12:12 PM
Thanks for the input and the help brotha! Hoping I hit that 110 mark
Originally Posted by cheddaarr
02-04-2013 12:14 PM
That's good to hear. Read some horror stories as I stayed earlier bout MP guys not doing much LE type stuff and then having trouble getting on LE jobs after being MP cause of tactics and such, some guys mentioned being more janitors than cops for te military. Good to hear some positive feedback, it's much appreciated. Will look into that for sure, thanks again man!
Originally Posted by vicesoldier
02-04-2013 12:15 PM
Yea I've asked about OCS but he was not to talkative about it so I gotta press him on the issue next time in.
Originally Posted by NCost
02-04-2013 02:34 PM
Asvap has different categories...
Most MOS require a certain GT or ST score for entry. Look into what your actual scores were(should be 10-15 different scores from electronics to general mechanics to nuclear etc. ), not your percent.
usually over 110 on GT gets you must jobs...
02-04-2013 03:12 PM
I'm 11B, have BS, E7 in under 10 years and in the Guard. I am also civilian police officer. There is huge misconception on being MP will help you become Cop more then the next job. A cook has same chance on becoming cop as MP. Combat Arms in my opinion will set you up for success more them most other jobs. Go 11B and you will more then likely surround yourself with other like minded individuals.
02-04-2013 03:30 PM
I agree. Go OCS. Don't go in as an enlisted if you can pass OCS. Respect, money etc. if you can pass OCS.
Originally Posted by NCost
02-04-2013 03:44 PM
Thanks for the feedback brotha...I've been one of those misconception guys who was under impression MP would help me in civilian police. Thank u. All this input from so many guys is helping but damn I'm confused lol...trying to make this decision ain't easy by any stretch
Originally Posted by VASpartan
02-04-2013 03:45 PM
Yea gonna try and pursue OCS if my recruiter stops changing the subject about it when I ask
Originally Posted by crewchief182
02-04-2013 04:11 PM
I got a 90 on my ASVAB and am a 6 year veteran of the Oregon National Guard Infantry. First off, I'm assuming the recruiter that you are talking to is at a unit or armory. If this is correct the main reason that he isn't really forthcoming with anything about your MOS qual or OCS is because his ultimate goal is to get you as an enlisted member of his unit. So the type of unit that he works in is the MOS he has planned for you. In addition to that the National Guard Infantry is a lot different than AD until you deploy. In the National Guard you have 1 Weekend per month and 2 weeks per year to train. We did not waste our time like is being complained about in this thread. We show up friday, get our gear ready, do PCI and hit the field to train, come back, clean up, and leave till next month. There was a guy that mowed the lawn for us at our armory, a civillian. In addition to that, my infantry battalion was chock full of guys who were police in there civilian life. I think if your ultimate goal is to be a police officer, either MOS would be fine, although MP would probably be optimum for obvious reasons. Also my unit lost 4 good men in Iraq, I would never say that any of them were "wasting" their time in the Infantry, nor do I think their families consider their service a waste. It is honestly a bit disappointing to see Infantryman with that kind of attitude. Just my 2 cents fwiw.
Purus Labs Natural Phenomenon
02-04-2013 09:16 PM
My two cents, would be look into everything before you commit to just the Army National Guard. There is a lot of options out there just don't be narrow sighted cause what one might not offer you another might. Recruiters are ultimately trying to hit their numbers remember that. I'm Air Force National Guard and I love it, been to a lot of places and done lots of things most people will never get to do. Also remember when you enlist and make it you are 1 percent of America so it's something to be proud of.
The above is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of PES
02-05-2013 02:08 AM
Actually looked into Air Guard myself. The real deciding factor was the student loan repayment plan that the Army National Guard offers, none of the other branches reserve duties would offer that for me and I'm up to my eyeballs in college debt so that was the kicker for me.
Originally Posted by PrepNwa23
02-05-2013 02:10 AM
Thank you for the input and thanks for your service, sorry about your brothers in Iraq. Appreciate your feedback my friend, love getting all these different points of view. Leaning towards that MP position and still pushing for that OCS opportunity. We'll see how it goes with the recruiter this week.
Originally Posted by Randoja
02-05-2013 12:54 PM
If you looking for student loan repayment, I see where the issue might be. In Virginia, MP would not get SLRP and OCS would be the same. Student Loan Repayment is used to recruit people into hard to fill units. MP is very popular and easy to fill in densely populated areas. The Guard gets a lot if Officers from ROTC nation wide so here usually is no shortage of junior officers and no need to offer SLRP for OCS option. Enlist into the job that offers SLRP, serve the 6-12 months that is required and then go to OCS. That's your best bet.
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