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  • Im Active Duty my fiance is National Guard

    Ok so...

    I am currently active duty army and l am getting married May 30th. Now my fiance is currently Minnesota National Guard. She well be moving here with me to Ft. Lewis WA when we get married. She was talking to one of her PLT SGT and they said she wont able to change units until there is a 68W (Combat Medic) opening with in a unit with in Washington National Guard. Now cant she still transfer to a unit here seance were married? Just because there isn't a 68W position open that doesn't meant she wont be able to leave right?. Should we call Division and see what they can do?

    They said she cant go until there's a 68W opening. I feel like that not entirely true. When your married the army is so post to take care of you and your spouse. Any ideas how I can get this resolved?

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    Call your IST coordinator.

    http://washingtonguard.org/ARMY/Recruiting/ist.shtml

    http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/careers/assets/postings/10-289.doc

    http://usmilitary.about.com/od/guard...ngtransfer.htm
    Last edited by Chief Kemosabe; February 9th, 2014, 09:50 AM.

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    • #3
      OP, her PSG isn't entirely correct. If the gaining state doesn't mind putting her into a slot for which she is not qualified, they can do so. It is a gain in strength for them but it hurts their MOS qualification percentage.

      Your original post never stated that the WAARNG doesn't have any open 68W slots. You or your fiancée needs to talk to a recruiter in the WAARNG to see if they have any openings for her. You can't just unilaterally transfer. It involves coordination with the losing unit and state, as well as the gaining unit and state. I also can't imagine that states are full on 68Ws.

      And you are right, the Army is supposed to take care of their families, but that doesn't absolve the soldier and his family from taking care of themselves either.

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