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  • 68W Questions

    Before I start, I'd like to say thanks to all the posters on the forums. I've been watching the boards for a few months soaking up information daily. You've all helped me out quite a bit with the information I've seen here.

    Now to my question...
    I'm shipping out to basic training at Ft Jackson August 13th, and I'll be going to Ft Sam for 68W AIT immediately following. My assigned unit says HHT 1- 11th CAV RGT in Bryan TX after that. I've pretty much found out what to expect with regards to all that. My question is more to the after I finish AIT. I don't want to be just another one of those guys that makes Specialist in a couple years or maybe SSG and nothing further. What do I need to do to further move up the ranks as quickly and successfully as possible beyond the standard things. Are there specialized training modules I can do for my MOS? I'm about a year away from getting my bachelors when I return, so I think that may help a little bit as well. But I'm really in the dark beyond that. Any help you guys could give me would be appreciated.

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    Re: 68W Questions

    What do I need to do to further move up the ranks as quickly and successfully as possible beyond the standard things. Finish school, get your Bach Degree. Volunteer for every deployment, school, etc that is offered. Pass your friggin APFT (not kidding... you'd be surprised how much of the E-4 Mafia can't do this).

    Are there specialized training modules I can do for my MOS? Try and get the Expert Field Medical Badge. Look at getting higher EMT licensure.

    I'm about a year away from getting my bachelors when I return, so I think that may help a little bit as well. Once you finish you degree, you can go OCS. You may also want to look into WOCS.

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      Re: 68W Questions

      68W is going to be a fairly narrow field so it is important you understand the rank structure and distribution within the units you are assigned to. In my battalion, there are a lot of E-4 medic slots, only a few E-5 slots, and very few E-6 slots. This means that in order to continue to move up in the ranks you have to be proactive in identifying the positions you need to be preparing for and you need to be willing to move across units for those opportunities.

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