I'm in the process of applying for a direct commission into the army reserves as a critical care nurse. Plan on attending civilian nurse anesthesia school in fall of 2010. If I opt for the HPLR and 30K bonus now, does that prohibit me from applying for strap in the future.
I also have 8 years of experience as an enlisted reservist. Does that count for the additional "E" behind my pay grade or is that only for active duty service.
May 10, '09
You can get it in the reserves as long as you have enough points to add up to 4 years. So if you have 1460 points you will come in as an O1E, O2E etc. depending one your experience. I know this from personal experience. When I came in the Army Reserves I had 2 years of regular active duty and 10+ years in the Navy Reserves as an enlist. At one time you had to have 4 years of active not 4 years worth of points, it was changed back in 2001 time frame