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Old 04-16-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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OP, I was 8 years Navy. Majority of Navy ratings are 4 year active enlistment. If you enter the nuclear program and finish the first of three schools then you’re obligated to six years because of the investment in training and the limited number of sailors who qualify to enter the program and complete the program. On a ship the rating of Master at Arms is like the ship’s police force. This doesn’t mean they can automatically go to a police force after the service.
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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DOPMA/ROPMA Reference | Military Service Obligation and Active Duty Service Obligation

Briefly, all United States military obligations are now 8 years. It may be 4 years active duty, then followed by four years inactive reserve... Etc, etc. It use to be six years sine around 1968 (I am guessing). It applies to all services.
So I guess the 3 yrs active & 3 yrs inactive reserve are done with ? I was 4/2.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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So I guess the 3 yrs active & 3 yrs inactive reserve are done with ? I was 4/2.
A long time ago. I'm thinking since the 80's.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:43 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Agree with what Zymer posted and another highlighted from that post. He may be quite talented in many fields but until he takes the AsVab tests, it's hard to tell. The military may be the ultimate decider after the scores come in and quite possibly where they need him the most. Hopefully, he'll have a lot of choices and that some of what he might find interesting as well.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:53 PM
 
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I apologize in advance if this comes on as adversarial, I'm just advancing my concern!
As a military retiree, I wonder why the OP is choosing the son's career. If he isn't mature enough to make such a decision after talking to the various recruiters that are obviously available to him, as a former recruiter I have to wonder if he is mature enough to make it through even one short enlistment.
As a parent of 5 kids, I understand the need to give guidance. However, the ultimate decision HAS to be made by the individual.
I wish him luck in the decision-making process.
THIS!!!


...Let the snowlakes fall where they may.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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What does your son want to do? 11 Bravo to civilian police would be at the bottom of my suggestion list for a variety of reasons. Being an MP is not going to be of any practical law enforcement benefit as most MPs don't do any police work. What you get out of the military is (sometimes) veteran's preference, as well as discipline, understanding mission, understanding chain of command, etc., which is something any good veteran is going to walk away with regardless of MOS.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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I don't think it's a bad idea for a parent helping their children find a good career.
That being said OP, if your son is old enough have him join CD and let others ask questions.
I was 17 when I joined but was seriously hurt in a car accident that summer. The delay caused my primary MOS to be negated and I ended up as a bridge specialist which I used after as a career.
My primary was 82 delta-Topographic Surveyor. 21s, I believe is the new MOS for surveying.

https://www.military1.com/all/articl...rmy-mos-codes/
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:42 AM
 
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My nephew just graduated AIT for MOS 25S1C Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer - 1C—Satellite Systems/Network Coordinator. He was enticed into the MOS with a $40k signing bonus. Can't refuse that kind of stuff. Pretty damned technical stuff. I think he is going to enjoy his time in the army. Takes after his uncle.

To get to the school for the skill identifier he had to graduate with honors and near the top of the class. He was the runner up to the honor grad for the base MOS. I think he might be honor grad for this course.
That was my MOS when it was 31S. Amazing that they're giving bonuses for that now. Even better that he got the ASI for it, too. Kudos to him.
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I wonder what is the # 1 favorite (most requested) MOS in the army is ?
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:22 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Your Army
The best Army jobs right now for long-term Army careers
By: Jim Tice   September 30, 2015




• CMF 18 (Special Forces).

• 12D (diver), an engineer specialty.

• 12P (prime power production specialist), another engineer specialty.

• 17C (cyber operations specialist), the Army's newest MOS.

• 25D (cyber network defender), a signal specialty.

• 31D (CID special agent), a military police specialty.

• 35L (counterintelligence agent), a military intelligence specialty.

• 37F (psychological operations), a special operations MOS.

• 38B (civil affairs), a special operations MOS.

• 46Q (public affairs specialist).

• 46R (broadcast specialist), another public affairs MOS.

• 51C (contracting NCO), an Army Acquisition Corps specialty.

• 79R (recruiter), a career specialty for soldiers who have successfully served as detailed recruiters.

• 89D (explosive ordnance disposal), a special operations MOS.

• 31D (CID special Agent).

• 35L (counterintelligence agent).

• 29E (electronic warfare specialist).

• 12P (prime power specialist).

• 51C (contracting NCO).

• 25D (cyber network defender).

• 25E (electromagnetic spectrum manager).

You really need to read the article:
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-...-army-careers/
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