This^ x1000.But, giving yourself an opportunity to command a company and develop Lieutenants is the epitome of leadership. Being responsible for up to 150 of America's sons and daughters is enormous. It gives you the opportunity to deeply understand logistics, manage an arms room, develop a maintenance program, develop and execute a training strategy, administer discipline through the Uniform Code of Military Justice, contribute to the fulfillment of the Battalion commander's mission and intent...among others.
These are meaningful things you should experience before deciding to leave the Army. There is a HUGE difference between leading a platoon and commanding a company.
I always encouraged officers to command a company before they depart.
I don't know anything about the change in service obligation...but 6 years means a couple of duty stations....and an opportunity to command.
An additional year...and an exponentially increased leadership experience.
This is similar to the discussion earlier about AF pilots serving 10 years from flight school graduation. Army AV just recently extended the flight school ADSO from six to eight years for rotary that doesn't begin until you complete flight school. Its a separate ADSO from your commissioning source but effectively means you'll be on AD for the entire period of your commissioning ADSO. The ADSOs run concurrently (not added to one another).
I'll see if I can find a link to send you that puts it into writing. This came from a brief I attended with MG Francis, the AV branch CG, within the last month.Where can I find the recent change in ADSO for Army IERW? The Army website still states 6 years after completion of flight school.
Correct, but they thought they were taking a survey and were not told that it was a pilot program and that everyone else would only have a 5 year commitment. Reminds me how I felt on an airplane the last time I asked they guy in the seat next to me what he paid for his ticket.6 years is a pilot program. Only those applicants who indicated they would be willing to accept a 6 year commitment in previous surveys were selected for this commitment.
Wonder if the person declines the 6 year offer, will his/her alternate be offered 5 years? We will never know.Those offered admission with a 6 year ADSO were RANDOMLY selected from the group of candidates (nearly 4000) who answered “yes” to the question on the candidate application of whether or not you were willing to serve on active duty for 6 years.
If you answered ‘yes’ your name went into the pool. A very small group of offered candidates has been put in this category. This is a study initiated by the Department of the Army. If you were offered an appointment with a 6 year ADSO and feel betrayed or snookered by the academy then simply decline the offer and allow someone else to step into your slot.