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Old 02-22-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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Anyway a Soldier can change his MOS becuase of Family Health concerns specifically a child , so the child does not have to be uprooted from his Doctors(heart related) .Understand I am not talking deployment , he is willing to go anywhere but just needs for family to stay on East cost.
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Old 02-23-2019, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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It can happen, but the reality is that the Army will push to get them out. The Army wants Soldiers that fit easily within a system.
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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Person needs to talk with his/her S1 or milpercen ( depending).

There are several programs for family compassion, health, rehab, etc BUT they may not apply and may only apply for one tour at a time. Not to say the tour of duty can't be extended or exchanged with another SM.

But changing MOS is not the way to approach it. Spoken as a former S-1.

And as previous poster said, needs of the Army come first. Although I have seen the Big Army bend over backwards to help with family health issues. I don't think they would carry you in one location for a full career but they might extend for an enlistment or make some arrangement. I don't have enough facts to answer you really.

Good luck
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:30 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Person needs to talk with his/her S1 or milpercen ( depending).

There are several programs for family compassion, health, rehab, etc BUT they may not apply and may only apply for one tour at a time. Not to say the tour of duty can't be extended or exchanged with another SM.

But changing MOS is not the way to approach it. Spoken as a former S-1.

And as previous poster said, needs of the Army come first. Although I have seen the Big Army bend over backwards to help with family health issues. I don't think they would carry you in one location for a full career but they might extend for an enlistment or make some arrangement. I don't have enough facts to answer you really.

Good luck

I agree.

I have seen and known people who were reassigned for various medical reasons, including family medical issues. I retired from the Army in 1990, I'm sure things have changed, you need to go to the appropriate people...
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:03 PM
 
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I should have added , he is a Marine , Gunny Sargent.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:53 PM
 
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As a marine Gunny I would think changing MOS would be the last thing to do.

Still think he should go to his personnel office NCOIC or OIC and ask how is the best way to keep my family posted in one place with proper medical care for my child? Let the experts offer possibilities.

on the other hand, some postings might be even better for the child's condition. I would research where the best care is for the child and have that in my back pocket in case I was told I HAD to relocate them. then say darn, can you help me get assigned here or there?

Sometimes what we want isn't really the best answer.

Good luck.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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I was Army so I can’t speak specifically about the USMC, but there is an Exceptional Family Member Program that is supposed to assign members to assign participants based on family need.

I would assume Most SrNCOs would know this though.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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All branches have EFMP, if the dependent medical condition or other special need qualifies. People are categorized to a prescribed level based on details of the condition, need for specialized services, limited areas where these services may be obtained, etc.

If the member's child is determined to be in an EFMP category and requires access to particular services, the family may not be approved to go with the service member to a given duty station, though that doesn't necessarily affect where the service member is sent. Families sometimes geobach (live apart) for this reason.

Somebody who's hit E-7 is probably aware of this designation, though, especially if they have a medically fragile child.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I should have added , he is a Marine , Gunny Sargent.


You should never refer to a Marine as a soldier. It's highly inappropriate. The army has soldiers, the Marine Corps has Marines. There is a difference and the terms are not interchangeable. When you come in here asking advice for a soldier, almost everyone is going to think you're referring to someone in the army. Which means you're not necessarily going to get the correct information you're seeking.
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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You should never refer to a Marine as a soldier. It's highly inappropriate. The army has soldiers, the Marine Corps has Marines. There is a difference and the terms are not interchangeable. When you come in here asking advice for a soldier, almost everyone is going to think you're referring to someone in the army. Which means you're not necessarily going to get the correct information you're seeking.
My mistake I am an ignorant civilian in these matters . I don't pretend to know about the inner workings but I do find the discussions funny when my daughters who are both married to Military men, one a 1st Sargent in the Army and the other is a Marine Gunny and to hear the two girls talk about about how each one gets something done is very amusing.
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