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  • Multiple questions - Prior Service

    Hello everyone,

    I'll give you some background of my situation.

    I'm 29, have a honorable discharge from 2010 with RE-1 code, left as an E-3 have 5 years TIS and 2 years TIG.
    I have 3 dependents. My ASVAB line scores qualified me for all but 1 job. I'm currently an NYPD police officer with no criminal record.

    Here are my questions:

    I am looking to enlist within the next 2 weeks, with my 2 younger brothers. I've given all my paperwork in to my recruiter.
    We are hoping to go to basic together, and he said while it is possible, there's no guarantee as there is no buddy system anymore.

    - Has anyone had any luck with enlisting with a friend or family member, and actually going to basic together?

    - In basic,what equipment are we provided with? Is it everything we need to do our job and do we take everything home with us?

    - When I enlist, do I keep my TIG? If not, and it resets, can I get promoted to E4 before I go to BCT?

    Just an FYI, here are the jobs I am interested in:
    35F Intelligence Analyst

    12Y Geospatial Engineer
    68W Health Care Specialist
    31D Criminal Investigations Special Agent

  • #2
    Originally posted by USN View Post
    Hello everyone,

    - Has anyone had any luck with enlisting with a friend or family member, and actually going to basic together?
    If you all enlist same day, MEPS should be able to pull the same training seat. Much of this will depend on your MOS. If you're all the same MOS it's possible. If different MOS's, not likely.

    - In basic,what equipment are we provided with? Is it everything we need to do our job and do we take everything home with us?
    The only thing you'll be issued to take home with you is your clothing. All other equipment will need to be turned in prior to graduation.

    - When I enlist, do I keep my TIG? If not, and it resets, can I get promoted to E4 before I go to BCT?
    Off the top of my head, I believe your TIG will reset to your date of enlistment (I believe it's 2 or 3 year break in service) and it's not likely that you'll be promoted to E-4 prior to shipping. The good news, you will receive full BAH while you're in training because you have dependents.

    Just an FYI, here are the jobs I am interested in:
    35F Intelligence Analyst

    12Y Geospatial Engineer
    68W Health Care Specialist
    31D Criminal Investigations Special Agent

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply.

      So, the clock starts ticking from enlistment? So that means if 6 mos pass from the time I enlist to graduation I'll be promoted after basic?

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