How long is a "typical" Army CONUS assignment?

  1. Just curious how long I should expect to stay in one place. I'm talking AMEDD officers here. Not yet an Army nurse, but a Clinical Laboratory Officer working on BSN.

    Thanks.
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  3. by   Jarnaes
    Usually 3-5 years. Branch also recommends that if your last assignment was to a MEDCEN, then the next should be to a MEDDAC. You should also try to get in a FORSCOM assignment as well. This mixture gives you a variety of experiences and makes you look good in front of a promotion/selection board. Good luck to you.
  4. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Jarnaes
    Usually 3-5 years. Branch also recommends that if your last assignment was to a MEDCEN, then the next should be to a MEDDAC. You should also try to get in a FORSCOM assignment as well. This mixture gives you a variety of experiences and makes you look good in front of a promotion/selection board. Good luck to you.
    Hello Jarnaes,

    I am glad IU95 asked this question. So, 3-5 years sounds really stable to me, (heck I don't even stay 3-5 years in one place now!) This is promising.

    Would you have any idea of how often a person might be sent elsewhere for training during that time? I am curious to see how often I would have to get a friend to foster my cats or to need to kennel them.

    Thanks!
    Gen-still not sure of my first post assignment yet
  5. by   IU95
    Quote from Jarnaes
    Usually 3-5 years. Branch also recommends that if your last assignment was to a MEDCEN, then the next should be to a MEDDAC. You should also try to get in a FORSCOM assignment as well. This mixture gives you a variety of experiences and makes you look good in front of a promotion/selection board. Good luck to you.
    Can one put in for a transfer request earlier than that?

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