Got my Orders! Army Reserves

by Kathyporter Kathyporter Member

Specializes in L+D, ambulatory surgery, Womens Health.

This process can take a long time. Over a year for many including me. But I took my oath in March and got my orders today, attached the unit I requested. Really happy with the whole thing. Now to buy my uniforms.....start drilling, and wait for my OBLC date. I will be working hard on improving my PFT, the points go toward promotion and I hope to get Cpt soon. New chapter starting at 52 years old. Life is adventure...


midinphx, BSN

Specializes in ED. ICU, PICU, infection prevention, aeromedical e. Has 27 years experience. 851 Posts

Congrats Kathy!! It is an exciting adventure. Aren't you glad that age is just a number? :)

Enjoy buying the uniforms. It is best to have someone with you to fetch different sizes and help hold things. I spent a bit over $1000 on Tuesday for mine (Air Force active). oh, and men's sizes work better than women's.



Specializes in Advanced Practice, Home Care, Med-Surg,. Has 13 years experience. 253 Posts

Congrats!!!! ACUs are universal so size is based on ht/wt. Good luck with everything.

carolinapooh, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience. 3,577 Posts

Which just proves all that garbage about the Feds wanting to save money through the new uniform transition was just that - more garbage....unbelievable.




Specializes in ICU and CRNA. Has 14 years experience. 19 Posts

Still waiting for my orders to go through. My attachment is the APMC in Atlanta.I signed March 19th. My recruiter told me at least a year for OBLC. How about you? We will probably be in the same. BTW, when do we get to see our constructive credit?



Specializes in L+D, ambulatory surgery, Womens Health. 30 Posts

My orders showed my constructive credit and time in grade. Your command assigns you to OBLC. That, I hear, can take awhile so you drill for awhile if you are a reservist, before BOLC,