Thanks a ton to everyone posting, I appreciate all of the honest feedback this is a decision I will not take lightly and I have just started in the process. From what I have looked into so far and one chat with an AMEDD recruiter it sounds like my best option is Army Reserve. He said it would be difficult for me to advance my rank due to my age 38 and other factors. So I'm considering the 3yr obligation for service. Here come questions.
1) I'm located in Whitefish Montana how do I find out what unit I would/should be associated with, look into their deployment history etc.
If I'm a student in the reserve the only way to avoid deployment is to be in the STRAPP program correct so I need to be prepared??
2)It sounds like the application process is long if I begin this I have not actually raised my right hand yet I have to be accepted first correct ?
3) OBLC is a ten week commitment when does this get scheduled and or how long do you have to do it?