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Got picked up for AD off OML list, couple questions

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Yahoo! I was originally placed OML but my packet dropped down to board selected today. I applied back in November and got the letter in Dec. that said "congrats youve been selected but no open slots now so when they come available youll be contacted". I never figured they would contact me so Im suprised. Anyhow, I went in and signed my contract again. She said it would now go up chain until they cut me some orders!!! She said that would take a couple months, maybe summertime, what was everyone elses timeline?

Im curious though, my (14 page) contract said I had the guaranteed generic course. My packet has the paper signed for critical care course tdy en route to duty station. So I would go OBC straight to course then to duty station. She said the contracts hadnt been updated but that I was guaranteed to go to the critical care course off the bat based on the paper signed in my packet. I was a little concerned though that the contract itself states generic course guarantee without set date and doesnt mention critical care. Does that sound right?

She says I dont need to recommsion since Im already O1 in reserves. I already have signed DA 71 so I guess that doesnt need to be resigned for AD? Also, she said not to worry about the 368 and that they would make sure I got my orders and released from Reserves.

Anyhow, its hard to believe but Im pretty happy. Guess ill believe it better when I see actual orders or get a call from HRC. Is everyone getting there first duty station picks? Is Madigan a hard base to get? Thanks

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w2cross2blue has 13 years experience and specializes in ER, ICU, Med/Surg.

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Congrats!

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Have you contacted your unit? You might want to let them know its time to start working your 368. You wouldnt want them to drag their feet or wait until drill weekend for signatures.

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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Congratulations!! :)

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Yahoo! I was originally placed OML but my packet dropped down to board selected today. I applied back in November and got the letter in Dec. that said "congrats youve been selected but no open slots now so when they come available youll be contacted". I never figured they would contact me so Im suprised. Anyhow, I went in and signed my contract again. She said it would now go up chain until they cut me some orders!!! She said that would take a couple months, maybe summertime, what was everyone elses timeline?

Im curious though, my (14 page) contract said I had the guaranteed generic course. My packet has the paper signed for critical care course tdy en route to duty station. So I would go OBC straight to course then to duty station. She said the contracts hadnt been updated but that I was guaranteed to go to the critical care course off the bat based on the paper signed in my packet. I was a little concerned though that the contract itself states generic course guarantee without set date and doesnt mention critical care. Does that sound right?

She says I dont need to recommsion since Im already O1 in reserves. I already have signed DA 71 so I guess that doesnt need to be resigned for AD? Also, she said not to worry about the 368 and that they would make sure I got my orders and released from Reserves.

Anyhow, its hard to believe but Im pretty happy. Guess ill believe it better when I see actual orders or get a call from HRC. Is everyone getting there first duty station picks? Is Madigan a hard base to get? Thanks

Not to be Debbie Downer, but please tell me you already started your 368 prior to going to the Nov boards?!?! I started mine at the end of Sep 10 and mine did not get completed until Mar 11 and I'm still waiting to get through the rest of the red tape to get my orders for my first duty assignment. What unit are you with? Hopefully things will go much smoother than it has for 2 of us out of my unit.

Also, you still have to sign another DA 71. They are specific to the branch of service and do not cross from the Reserves to Active. Once you get to your first duty station you will sign another DA 71.

From the bottom of my heart I hope that you do not have to go through what I've gone through. It has been a VERY LONG year!!!!!

Good Luck and Congratulations!!!

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jerrylundergard specializes in CVICU.

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Oh I bet I have to go through some red tape alright. I got my 368 signed by my unit commander back in November when they submitted my packet. My 368 paperwork is completed and sent up and is atleast at brigade. I havent heard anything about it though so I know its lost in the black hole. My recruiter doesnt seem to be to worried about it. I know at brigade the major was saying they wouldnt send up my release cause I hadnt been to obc yet. That was back in November. The recruiters were telling them back in november that was ridiculous because I would go to obc for AD anyway. So the major at brigade was supposed to have sent it up (I doubt it though). Prolly lost on someones desk somewhere that couldnt care less. Ive heard its like that in the 3rd MDSE.

Where was the hold up on your 368 New1lt? What did you do to resolve it? Any advice?

Ive heard that AD orders can get cut anyhow and would take precednce over reserve stuff and that theres always someone higher up on AD side to get it done. Well see.

Anyone know about my contract? It didnt say anything about going straight to critical care course. Is that normal? Just said generic course guarantee. My recruiter assured my its just cause the contracts havent been updated but that I would indeed be going to OBC, then to the critical care course then to my first duty station. I signed a contract in november that was one page that had that. Sounded kinda sketchy but others in recruiting office said same thing about the 14 page contract.

Id be ****** if I got shipped off to a med surg floor cause im in a pretty good CVICU here in Miami.

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jeckrn has 17 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR.

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You will need the 368 signed before you can go on AD. Remember the 368 is a condition release from your Reserve contract. You are correct and they do not have to send you straight to the 8A course. You need to read over your contract and see what the time frame that you need to be sent to the course. If there is no time frame stated your command in theory could wait until your contract is almost up before sending you to the course.

Since you are already in the Reserves you should be able to get a copy of your RFO (Request For Orders) in AKO before you recieve your actual orders. In the RFO it will spell out the route that you are taking as you come on active duty. When I switched from Reserves to Active my RFO had the dates listed for my Perioperative course.

You need to go on line and find out the contact info for branch and E-mail your AD branch manager.

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jerrylundergard specializes in CVICU.

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I think they are working on my 368 now cause the Major (G1) at brigade wanted to know ASAP if I still wanted my 368 processed. She got an email from USARC saying to get my 368 processed ASAP since it was still hangin around from November and cause I just got picked up for AD.

Anyhow, my recruiter is telling me that 100% im going straight to 8A school straight from OBC. My contract (14pgs) only stated generic course guarantee with no timeframe. She said thats cause they havent updated the contracts yet? She says its in my packet the other document I signed with the 8A course guarantee and 3 year contract. Im hoping I dont get the green weenie or whatever...

I will have 1 year of CVICU experience in August so, not looking to go med/surg at all.

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jeckrn has 17 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR.

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As I stated before check your RFO it will tell you when you are going. From what I remember my recruiter told me that they had up to 1 year to send me to my course even thou it was in my contract. She also stated that they would try to send me straight to my course from when I came back on active which they did. Since I was in the reserves for several years OBLC was not a issue since I had completed the reserve one. Alot will depend on OBLC & 8A dates.

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jerrylundergard specializes in CVICU.

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Thanks for the heads up on RFO. My AKO RFO is empty. I am still waiting for my 368 as it was just sent to USARC. So Im most likely a little ways out from orders yet.

Anyone have the 8A check sheet? Im at 9 months now in CVICU and I have heard its 1500 hours so I should be closing in on that with the OT Ive done. Thanks

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jeckrn has 17 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR.

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For most SI's it is 1500 hours & I believe it is for 8A also. If you get your 8A in the reserves it might not carry over to AD. If it does carry over to AD there is a good chance that you will not be sent to the course. But there is also a chance that if you get it on the Reserve side that it will not carry over to the AD side. I was a M5 in the Reserves and when I came back in if I wanted to keep it I was going to have to reapply for it or go to the course. I switched to a 66E so it was not a issue so I can't tell you how easy the process would have been.

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