After Disenrollement

Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by Frankie, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Frankie

    Frankie Member

    May 23, 2012
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    So I posted this in the ROTC forum a few days ago but no replies. Not sure if it was the correct place to post it, but I think reposting my question here might bring the answer.

    So I was disenrolled from Army ROTC, recently received the discharge papers and the DD785. I still want to serve, so I contacted the recruiters. Took my ASVAB, went through everything except for MEPS. Then I was told that because I was a contracted cadet (non-scholarship, not attended CLC), I'm technically prior service and that requires a waiver. Recently I was told that it'll take about six months for the waiver to fully process and I cannot enlist until February. Beforehand, my recruiters told me they had dealt with disenrolled cadets before but none of them had to be considered prior service before.

    My question is this; Am I really considered prior service for being a contracted cadet? And also, is the 6 month waiting period real? The reason I ask is because I went online to research (can't believe everything I see online, though) and all I really got was a bunch of people saying that the 6 month waiting period is a myth and that it's their way of them to stop dealing with you. I doubt this to be the case, but I think at least asking on here wouldn't hurt. Especially with the plethora of information some members on here have.

  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    My guess is because you were contracted previously you fall under a different category. A waiver could come sooner. My best guest is they are giving you worst case scenario for a waiver. Different waivers go to different levels. If they are saying 6 months, probably needs to go fairly high.

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