I am hoping to get some information as I am thoroughly confused by what I am reading with respect to AR publications and SGT Star. I an currently serving in the Navy Reserve as an enlisted Master at Arms E4. I am mobilizing to HOA this May. Upon return I will be 41. I am seeking to do a conditional release and transfer to the Army. I'm very interested in becoming an officer as I think it is a better fit for me than the enlisted side. However time is against me. I thought direct Commission would be a viable alternative to OCS as per my age. I would be seeking basic branch non specialty preferably as an intel officer or combat arms MP etc. I will have three years military experience in maritime security-expeditionary warfare, a BA degree in criminal justice, and a graduate certificate in Terrorism studies. Understanding I have to complete Army BCT first - My questions with respect to becoming an officer are as follows: 1) Am I eligible for a direct commission by age whether it be AR or ANG? If not what is the best avenue to proceed to becoming an officer considering my age? 2) if I am eligible for DC - is it probable that I could get selected? Or does my limited background fail to make the radar for direct commission? From what I am reading it seems this program is more for senior enlisted with substantial military backgrounds. 3) If I submit a package for direct commission how long would that process take to be selected? I have read that I would be eligible to apply while deployed so I would want to time it accordingly. 4) My home state is NJ but for the Navy I drill in CT. I would be able to drill/serve in NJ, PA, NY,CT, RI, DE. From what I read on the posts states have different OCS requirements - do any of these states accommodate my situation any better ? Please advise - V/R
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