Skipping BCT?

jl123

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It depends on how much training they had and the circumstances of the enlistment. My understanding is that Cows and Firsties who get sent to the enlisted ranks directly from USMA go straight to a unit. The process is coordinated to some extent by USMA.

If a former Cadet were to walk into a recruiters office after out-processing, with no USMA involvement, I do not know that the process would be as streamlined.
 

Capt MJ

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If a cadet or midshipman is involuntarily separated for unfavorable reasons (as opposed to medical), the type of RE code on their DD-214 can prevent further enlistment or service in any of the armed forces. It usually has to be a severely negative case. RE-4 is the one to avoid. The RE codes for each service are easily found online.

That probably does not apply here, but it’s a part of the whole picture.
 

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It depends on how much training they had and the circumstances of the enlistment. My understanding is that Cows and Firsties who get sent to the enlisted ranks directly from USMA go straight to a unit. The process is coordinated to some extent by USMA.

If a former Cadet were to walk into a recruiters office after out-processing, with no USMA involvement, I do not know that the process would be as streamlined.
At a minimum they would have to attend AIT for their MOS.
My DD ran into two enlisted West Pointers. One voluntarily withdrew and enlisted, the other one was “serving penance” and returned to West Point my DD’s yuck year. I know the first one did all of USUT (One Station Unit Training), so basic and AIT. Not sure about the second one.
 
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