My name is Mark, I just Enlisted last week and had a few questions about my MOS and the training involved.
I Enlisted as a 21b and the job seems pretty cool. There are a few positives and negatives to the mos I picked. The first part to my question is that I couldn't enlist into the army as active. When I was 14 I did something dumb that came back to bite me in the arse for enlistemnt. Anyways The unit I was put in for the guard is 10 hours away from where I live! So I was wondering if during AIT or even during basic can I request a transfer to go active? My recruiter and the counsler at MEPS said I would have to do a few drills before I could go active and was also wondering if that was true. I dont mind a few drives but I complete my training in December, which means driving 10 hours or more in snow (Detroit to Calumet - u.p. MI). My second question is that my counsler at meps said I will be going to sapper school in my contract. I overlooked my contract and this is what it says,
Title: Combat Engineer
Unit: WX7UAA 1431 En Co (Sapper)
I researched this and found out that I would have to be an E-4 before going to sapper school, so what I'm thinking is that he ment that I'm attached to a Sapper unit and I could possibly be sent to school by my unit when I reach the correct grade?
I have more questions but I'm drawing a blank right now.
Thanks for the time,