ArmyMedicRN, BSN, RN 2,044 Views
Joined: Jun 3, '13;
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Have you received your orders and school date yet?
The Army is the branch to join if you want to fight in a war. They are the branch that fights on land. Know that nurses aren't a combat arms job, but they do still have units that are deployed with nurses, such as an FST or CSH. Army is way more highspeed by any measure and you will have way more possibilities to test your mettle and resolve; however, they don't have ranks with cool names like Commander ν Ύν΄.
Make sure you bring EVERY single medical document if you have anything in your medical history. If you wear glasses only sometimes, bring them. You will be weighed, be sure you don't exceed the Air Force's allotted weight for your height--if you do you will need to be taped for BF%. Do not fail this or you will be a no go. You will be placed in a room with other females and told to strip to your underwear, you will then do a whole series of movements with your body so they can determine if you have any major disabilities--this is where you will walk like a duck. They will check your no-no spot and booty hole pretty closely during the one on one so be clean and prepared. You will have your blood drawn, urine collected, hearing checked, vision checked, and past criminal history reviewed. If you don't know the dates of any run ins with the law, you should review them. You will empty your pockets of everything and place them in a cubbie, recommend to not bring anything of great value. You will need your driver's license or state ID. Oh, and listen VERY carefully to the personnel at each station, they tell you exactly what to do, where to go, and how to do it--a glimpse of what's to come for your existence in the military. Follow exactly to the letter the instructions without assuming anything. Did I mention wear clean underwear?
Cleared for Commissioning!
Me too. It's very frustrating.
Do you know what site you can go to check scroll status? I have been selected for the reserves and am waiting for scroll.
There's this inherent flaw in the thinking of the "part time" Soldier. The problem is that there is no such thing as a part time Soldier! I know that may be what you thought of when you joined the Reserves, or that may be the majority mind set of the Reservists, but it is false. The Reserves exist to do one thing....supplement the active military to complete mission. Let me share some insight from the 2017 Posture of the United States Army Reserve:
"...the Army Reserve provides quick access to trained and ready Soldiers and units and the critical enabling and sustaining capabilities the Army needs to win."
"At its heart, readiness begins at the Soldier level with deployable troops who are able to mobilize and deploy quickly in highly capable units to win the Nation's wars."
So while Reservists aren't training daily or having formation daily, they must be ready daily. They must have the resolution to maintain physical readiness and mandatory training on their own, at all times. Reservists are not part time Soldiers, they are full time Soldiers who have agreed to be "on deck" when their country needs them, and they can enjoy living at home with their family and work as a civilian in the mean time. But the luxury of not living on military post does not lessen the importance of having the Reserve force thinking of itself as a full time force. You are the under the same Soldier's Creed as those who are active which states that you "stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat."
This is why there are no part time Soldiers. Part time Soldier's only exist in video games.
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