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  • How long is the process

    I got out of the Corps in August and am looking at joining the national guard. I'm a little out of shape and could lose a few pounds but im still within height and weight standards. I just need to know once I talk to the recruiter and get things rolling roughly how long it will be before I take any kind of pft? Also roughly how long before I'm drilling?

  • #2
    The time length from first contact to contract will depend on you and your discharge type. Most Prior Service USMC have an RE-3 Code which requires a waiver. Obviously there will be a decent amount of paperwork and you'll be required to pass the physical at MEPS (no pull ups or push ups required). After you enlist, you can expect 3-4 weeks at most until you start drilling. Most units are reasonable and don't give a PS Soldier an APFT at their first drill. I would expect 2-3 months until you're required to take it.

    Best of luck!


    • #3
      Thanks for the info I got out with a RE code 1A so that shouldn't be a problem. Also I got out as a Cpl but was promoted a couple month later to Sgt. In the IRR will the Guard recognize that promotion and let me enlist as a Sgt?