Initial enlistment contract length LPN

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    I am about to enlist as an Army Reserves LPN tomorrow morning. How long (or short) of an enlistment contract would the MEPS people require me to sign?

    I know enlistment contracts are all for 8 years, but I am talking about the active reserves portion, not the IRR portion.

    Would the MEPS people be willing to let me enlist for the bare minimum: 3.5 yrs only (ie 1.5 yrs training + 2 yrs SRR)? Or would they tell me to take a hike?
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    Hey, first off congrats on your decision to enlist. I was considering that option and then put if off to get my bsn and join as an officer. I know that the 91Wm6 has an enlistment period of 6 years. I believe it takes around 2 year for bct and a school and the remaining 4 years for active duty. Hope this helps and good luck at meps. Remember stick to your guts and dont settle for anything less...
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    Quote from kayipster
    I am about to enlist as an Army Reserves LPN tomorrow morning. How long (or short) of an enlistment contract would the MEPS people require me to sign?

    I know enlistment contracts are all for 8 years, but I am talking about the active reserves portion, not the IRR portion.

    Would the MEPS people be willing to let me enlist for the bare minimum: 3.5 yrs only (ie 1.5 yrs training + 2 yrs SRR)? Or would they tell me to take a hike?
    Well, now that I think about it... all initial enlistment contracts are for 8 yrs. I would have thought all the details of your contract would have been worked out with your recruiter before now.

    Are you asking about 4/4 type contract?
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    Hi Corvette Guy,

    My recruiter only wants to sit me in front of the MEPS counselor. He basically says anything is possible and just go in and ask away.

    I want to enlist in the Reserves only and would like to do only 4 yrs active reserves and 4 yrs IRR. I don't know if that's feasible.

    I am afraid going to MEPS will be like going to a used car lot.

    Do counselors have auth or flexibility in terms of how many years one can enlist for when it comes to LPN school? I know the SRR (service remaining requirement) for Army Reserves is only 24 months (maybe less nowadays) and the training is 52 wks plus 14 wks. Since I am prior service, I do not need to do Basic again.

    So I plan to go in to MEPS tomorrow and stick to 4/4 and just walk out if they won't sell the "used car" to me. At most I would pay is 4/4. Would that work?
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    Quote from kayipster
    Hi Corvette Guy,

    My recruiter only wants to sit me in front of the MEPS counselor. He basically says anything is possible and just go in and ask away.

    I want to enlist in the Reserves only and would like to do only 4 yrs active reserves and 4 yrs IRR. I don't know if that's feasible.

    I am afraid going to MEPS will be like going to a used car lot.

    Do counselors have auth or flexibility in terms of how many years one can enlist for when it comes to LPN school? I know the SRR (service remaining requirement) for Army Reserves is only 24 months (maybe less nowadays) and the training is 52 wks plus 14 wks. Since I am prior service, I do not need to do Basic again.

    So I plan to go in to MEPS tomorrow and stick to 4/4 and just walk out if they won't sell the "used car" to me. At most I would pay is 4/4. Would that work?
    Lets meet in the Chat room, okay?
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    Quote from lmacks4
    Hey, first off congrats on your decision to enlist. I was considering that option and then put if off to get my bsn and join as an officer. I know that the 91Wm6 has an enlistment period of 6 years. I believe it takes around 2 year for bct and a school and the remaining 4 years for active duty. Hope this helps and good luck at meps. Remember stick to your guts and dont settle for anything less...

    Hi IMACKS4, thanks for the kind note. I am only interested in Army Reserves. Would MEPS insist on 6 yrs active reserves and 2 yrs IRR? I only want to do at most 4 yrs active reserves and 4 yrs IRR. Would they go for it?

    Since I am prior service, I do not need to do Basic again, so the whole thing would only be 52 wks (LPN) plus 16 wks (medic school).

    I agree with you that I will just stick to 4/4 and settle for nothing less and walk out if they don't accept. What do you think?
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    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Lets meet in the Chat room, okay?
    hi Corvette GUy, I think I know how to get to the chat room, see you in a second?


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