AROTC Reserve Branching

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by MarineCorpsfan15, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. MarineCorpsfan15

    MarineCorpsfan15 Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello,
    I'm about to begin my third year of Army ROTC, and I am on a 4-year national scholarship. I have been considering branching reserves, and I am wondering if anyone can share details on the process of getting a slot and finding a unit. My top choice is aviation, so I imagine that it will be pretty competitive to find a reserve opening. How soon can I begin the process of finding openings and getting locked down with a branch, and is there any list of available openings and units? Thanks!
     
  2. Aglahad

    Aglahad Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    5
    First off your battalion should have either NG/USAR cadre/liaison or at least know the liaison for the local area.

    This thread should help "http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=32827

    Scroll down the forum page next time
     
  3. Aglahad

    Aglahad Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    5
    Re-looked at my old list and there was a handful of aviation slots mostly in the midwest....
     
  4. MarineCorpsfan15

    MarineCorpsfan15 Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    awesome, thank you very much!
     
  5. mariner116

    mariner116 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    1
    Is it possible to transfer a NG position to another state. Since the NG roles are part-time, I'm wondering what happens if, in the future, someone wants/needs to move to another state. Do they need to find a NG slot in the new state? Is this easy or hard to do?
     
  6. khergan

    khergan Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    For the OP -


    Yes, there is a USAR vacancy program called REQUEST that any local reserve recruiter or career counsellor can access for you. Additionally, anyone with HRC access can look up USAR vacancies under the "Tools" tab in their HRC record page. It allows you to search by state, rank and job. I looked up Aviation slots for another cadet and I found about about 8 slots around the nation. There aren't that many USAR aviation places, but they do exist and there are 2LT positions available. The HRC page will also give you the unit, the POC # and the paragraph and line number of the position.

    To Mariner116 -

    Yes, it is possible to inter-state transfer in the NG. I'm not a ARNG guy myself, but I know many and several that I know have done it in the past. Usually you get counseled by your commander and sign a transfer form, but probably the hardest part is finding a unit with an open position that matches yours. From my USAR time, many people had to reclass if they were enlisted, and I'm not sure what you would do as an officer if you moved to a state without positions for your branch. Most likely they would rebranch you, but that would mostly be contingent upon how much training money they had and how badly they needed the position filled.
     

Share This Page