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    I wanna enlist in National Gaurd, split option program. (6 year enlistment) and enlist as 11b, I will be going to a college to obtain my bachelors degree and after all this I'd like to switch to AGR. I relize AGR don't need Infantrymen...but will they send me to AIT for perhaps a 2nd time for maybe MP? Or will I have to enlist as a 31B (MP) and get my degree and THEN switch to AGR. I need advice...please. My top 3 MOS are Infantry, Military Police, or Health Care Specialist. I'd like answers from National Guardsmen, or Recruiters ...thank you.

  • #2
    1. You must apply for a specific AGR vacancy when it comes open. They never seem to come open at a time convenient for the applicants, so you really need to have a real job lined up until that works out. Also, you could apply and not get selected, or get selected for a job in a different city.
    2. Particularly for entry-level jobs, some jobs will allow non-qualified applicants who can become DMOSQ soon after selection. Obviously this puts you at a disadvantage over those who are already qualified.
    3. We do have AGR infantrymen, in training, operations, and readiness at Infantry units, or in other places.
    4. The most prevalent AGR jobs are in supply and personnel, although many MOS have at least one position somewhere.

    I don't mean to discourage you, although I do want you to go into this process with both eyes open.


    • #3
      I also don't mean to discourage you,but 9/10 AGR slots tend to get filled by how would you say it "who you know".


      • #4
        AGR is a tough job to get. Especially for combat arms soldiers. Typically you're going to need an admin or supply mos. Those are overwhelmingly the most prevalent openings. The jobs are great. So it is very rare a good position becomes available. In Mississippi, many AGR slots are held by the slick sleeved senior enlisted and commissioned who have mastered the art of manipulating the system.