I'm an LVN/LPN joining the US Army Reserves as a health care specialist (68w). Right after high school I went into the LVN/LPN program and now I'm joining the military. They started up my rank as E-1 and I was wondering if any of you guys who were in the same situation got a higher rank when you enlisted...
I successfuly finished the future soldier training online and I was told I could get a promotion from that and I also referred someone in the Army and was told I could get a promotion for that also... However my rank is still E-1 and the person I referred got promoted to E-3 already and I find it a bit unfair that that happened because they really looked into her transcripts when she went to MEPS even though she didn't even finish school here, she was going to school in the philippines for less than 2 years for nursing but she wasn't able to finish. They didn't look much into my stuff like they did for her and I think that the LVN/LPN program was not a walk on the beach nor was the month that I studied my ass off for the NCLEX-PN. I think LVNs/LPNs deserve some credit for their school time but I was told otherwise that I can only start off as E-1. I am a little irritated at my situation because I think my recruiter didn't help me very much... He was almost done with the army when I was enlisting... I don't even have the M6 in my contract because they could not get it for me. They said that I can just get it during AIT but I'm beginning to think that I'm just gonna get ****** over this because they never guarantee anything. So please, PLEASE, if you know something different, feel free to tell me.
If you know anything about the ways of promotion I was talking about, please tell me your experience.