Army Reserve OML FY2017 - page 3

Hello! I am starting this thread separate from another thread that has been posted on numerous times. I recently heard from my nurse corps recruiter that they would soon be pulling selected people... Read More

  1. by   ktRNBSN2016
    You submitted it through a retired officer? You need to submit it through a healthcare recruiting office. That doesn't seem legit at all. Also, this is the army, not a regular HR office so you can't just call and get updates on your packet. Marine7 and I went half a year without hearing anything at one point.
  2. by   ktRNBSN2016
    Also it depends on what the waiver is for. Age, height/weight, etc.
  3. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from ktRNBSN2016
    You submitted it through a retired officer? You need to submit it through a healthcare recruiting office. That doesn't seem legit at all. Also, this is the army, not a regular HR office so you can't just call and get updates on your packet. Marine7 and I went half a year without hearing anything at one point.
    Agree, I have never heard of an application being submitted outside of recruiting. Weird...
  4. by   Mbabs84
    When I say it was submitted through a retired officer brokered the submission of the packet through USAREC. I have been waiting 6 months. Last he had heard it had ascended by way of the 2nd Recruting Brigade, to the USAREC Command Surgeon. But seeing as though this route is unfamiliar to the group it is a moot point. I wish everyone well. Thanks
  5. by   ktRNBSN2016
    From personal experience, you don't get updates on your packet the way you are expecting to. If it's submitted and done correctly, it will go to the board. Medical recruiters are very experienced with the process and can offer insight. However, since you didn't use one we can't really be of any help. The army currently has a surplus of nurses and applicants so they can pick and choose who and what they want with little to no explanation.
  6. by   Mbabs84
    Well that actually answers my question. Bottom line I have to wait to know. I think I'm waiting for the board in Oct/Nov FY18. Hopefully someone will contact me after that and let me know.
  7. by   Marine7
    The waiting is the hardest part. I just read over the past few posts and it seems like a confusing mess. As for the upcoming board, this is something your recruiter can see in the computer and let you know if it has a 'board ready' status. I would give him a call because there is no reason stressing over the board unless you are actually being boarded. Good luck!!!

    On another note, congratulations to ktRNBSN2016 for her commission! Congrats LT!!
  8. by   Deenp19
    How was the process after being commissioned? How much was for uniforms? How long after being commissioned did you get orders for when you would start drilling?
  9. by   Deenp19
    Congratulations!!!!
  10. by   Deenp19
    Quote from Marine7
    Coming off the OML!
    How was the commissioning ceremony? How was the process after being commissioned? How much was for uniforms? How long after being commissioned did you get orders for when you would start drilling?
  11. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Deenp19
    Congratulations!!!!
    Welcome to allnurses!! Using the "quote" feature when you respond will help us know who you are addressing.
  12. by   Marine7
    Deenp19,

    I commissioned in September. The ceremony was short and occurred in the recruiting office. They gave me the option of doing it wherever I wanted, so I could have made it as big as I wanted. However, I did not know I was commissioning that day until a that afternoon and was leaving for the beach. So mine was short and sweet.
    They tell me it will be 4-6 weeks to rcv orders. After that, they will go with me to get my ID and I can go get uniforms and start drill. You can find approximate costs of uniforms online. Pixie.RN and ktRNBSN would have more insight to uniform costs.
    Last I saw you were waiting to see if you were coming off the OML. Did you find out anything?

    Jason
  13. by   ktRNBSN2016
    marine7 is correct. my ceremony was short and sweet as well, except my husband commissioned me instead of a recruiting officer. as for uniforms, a set of OCPS (camo) costs around 100, the boots I bought were also around 100 (I bought some that were slightly more expensive because I found them to be the most comfortable, and ASUs (dress uniform) are anywhere between 500-1000 depending on the quality that you want to buy. I know we personally paid 800 when my now husband graduated west point and commissioned but the ones he bought were a lot better quality than what I have seen at the PX here at fort campbell. I don't plan on buying that uniform until closer to when I head to bolc because of the cost. I commissioned going on 4 weeks ago and still have yet to receive orders, once you get your orders you can make an appointment with the ID card office and get your CAC. I was told it would be anywhere from 2-3 months from commissioning until you have your report date for your first drill weekend. It is up to your recruiters to take you to your unit and help you inprocess since unlike active duty, you report to your unit before having any formal type of army training. Once you report to your unit, you will get assigned a date to go to San Antonio, Texas for BOLC. You have up to two years from your commissioning date to actually attend bolc, but it is mostly up to you to keep on your unit and try to get a slot for BOLC. you are not deployable until after you have completed bolc. hope this helps!!

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