I'm in the non-prior service basic reserve program. Several people told me I can go active but my command said that because im npsb I'm tied to my contract. They told me they would sign the DD form 368 but they have to send it somewhere else from there where it will more then likely be denied. Does anyone know what the truth in this is or if I have any other options?
not the case. I just got out last month from the usnr after 8 years and I was also non-prior service. The reserve center active duty admin dept is the one who takes care of the DD368 with the Commanding Officer's approval. Your recruiter can give you the form or fax it to the rescen and they will take care of it and send it back, that's as far as it goes. Make sure you notify your CoC about your intentions. Good luck and feel free to ask me anything about it.
i contacted my cmc and he said he would forward it to the co and he would recommend me but from there it would go somewhere else where it would be denied(so he said). i just want to be active duty even if it costs me my 20k sign on because i know the navy is where my heart is, so i just don't know what i'm supposed to do...
Jackieah06 based on BUPERSINST 1001.39D: "Naval Reservists may be authorized release from the Naval Reserve for recall or enlistment in another component or Service, active or inactive, as specified in this Chapter (7), provided that member has not received an enlistment or reenlistment bonus for the current term of enlistment". Speak with your NOSC command career counselor. Do some research on BUPERS and see if there is an exception to the rule. How much longer do you have on contract?
I have a little over 5 more years left as a drilling reservist with 2 more years in IRR. Apparently I was enlisted under the New Accession Training program as an NPSB. I submitted my package to go active and PERS denied it saying that NATs rarely ever let their people go. The gentleman I spoke to advised me to ask my command, or even a congressman, to call PERS and plead my case. My command doesn't care to help me very much so I went to my congressman where his office proceeded to tell me that the most they could do was write a letter to the Department of the Navy. So I have to wait yet another month to see what the Navy's response is but I'm not feeling very optimistic about it.
Unlike msao7 you both have a reserve obligation so HQ for Navy reserve must approve your release, not the local NOSC. Your best bet would be to put in a request to volunteer for active duty. Rendel1208 should have a good shot as an HM, Jackie, not sure about your rating but it doesn't hurt to ask.
Jackieah06, I enlisted under the NRAC program for Navy Reserve (17-day bootcamp, etc). Last year, I tried to go from Navy Reserve to Active Navy. It took a while, but the response was "No".
"Why?", you ask? Because I haven't had 140 days active duty time in order to be considered a NAVET (Navy Veteran). So, they would have busted me down to E-3 or E-4 (I'm an E-5) and that caused me to have too many dependants at 5 (a non-waiverable condition). Of course, this was after 6 months of waiting and getting paperwork together...
Well, since the Navy doesn't want me, now I'm trying to go Active Duty Army. I should be able to keep E-5 (or at least E-4, depending on MOS manning). At least my previously approved DD 368, "Request for Conditional Release", was helpful since I didn't have to wait another 2-4 months to get it approved from NPC.
A bit of advise, call NPC periodically to check on status. Sometimes you can get a copy of DD 368 before your recruiter does.
How long does the process usually take to transfer from the USNR to the USN?
My AD Kit paperwork is 100% complete, and I al ready received approval from my unit CO and CPO and COMNAVRESFOR (i.e. DD 368). I have an adjudicated clearance, passed my latest PFA (never failed a PFA in my life), and I have my most recent FitReps/ Evals (all EP/ MPs). In addition, I have the support of several Senior Commissioned Officers and Senior Enlisted personnel who strongly recommend me for AD Navy service (via signed DD 370s). I truly believe that the AD Navy would find my computer and math skills more valuable in the AD Fleet than the Navy Reserves.
The first recruiter I worked with had no clue what paperwork was supposed to go in my AD Kit. However, the recruiter I'm now working with is very high-speed, has a checklist of everything, and is squared away.
597710, Hey I am in the same boat as you going fron navy reserves to AD navy. My whole package is 100% complete and i had my recruiter send it up earlier this week. He told me that it all depends on what rate you are trying to go back in on. You will have a harder time trying to get back in for an overmanned rateing so keep your choices open. I wanted to go back in as an AO but i have been waiting for the next CREO to come out to see what i qualify for. So i looks like i will propably be doing something else Like MA or seabee. It is at the needs of the navy. So hang in there and let it take its course. If you have not heard anything in a week or so i would be bugging your recruiter until he gets some answers. Good Luck.
If my last MEPS physical was processed in Sep/ Oct 2007, will I have to go through another "full physical" or just an "inspect" at MEPS?
As for communication with the Recruiter, he told me to call him on 4 May to find out when I go to MEPS. I've already requested a second DD 368, which has been approved. However, I'm concerned that I may have to request a third DD 368 because the whole process is taking longer than anticipated. If this happens, is it possible to get a DD 368 approved for the third time?
I'm also a NAT drilling reservist. I have intentions of going into AD. But, it seems to be difficult. Or so from what I can tell. It will be another year before I even attempt, my unit is going on deployment by the end of the year, so I'll be able to decide if AD is right for me. From what I can tell of "A" school and bootcamp, I want to be an Active Duty Sailor. But, I will give you this advice, during my INDOC at my NOSC, we received a briefing from the Skipper of the NOSC, and he said that "In the Navy, there are many opportunities. I have a challenge for you: When you want to do someone, and someone says no, make a note, and see how long it takes you to actually do it." So, don't give up. It can, and has been done before. It may be hard, but life is never easy. Keep trying, take every avenue possible. Your unit's career counselor is your best friend. And when they can't help you, the career counselor of the NOSC most certainly can. It will happen, just don't get discouraged.
I have a similar question. I want to go AD, but I still hold custody of my child, something that we are currently in court proceedings about. It's not a bitter dispute or anything, so it shouldn't take too terribly long for my child's father to have full custody. I am out of college in December and I have been planning on being AD Navy pretty much my entire life. I scored high on my ASVAB and passed the Nuke test and everything looks great for my planned future in the Navy except for having custody. My recruiter is pushing for me to go reserves "until everything is worked out", but I'm worried that it will be a serious pain to go active once I'm in reserves. Oi. What should I do?
Originally posted by 22183966: I have a similar question. I want to go AD, but I still hold custody of my child, something that we are currently in court proceedings about. It's not a bitter dispute or anything, so it shouldn't take too terribly long for my child's father to have full custody. I am out of college in December and I have been planning on being AD Navy pretty much my entire life. I scored high on my ASVAB and passed the Nuke test and everything looks great for my planned future in the Navy except for having custody. My recruiter is pushing for me to go reserves "until everything is worked out", but I'm worried that it will be a serious pain to go active once I'm in reserves. Oi. What should I do?
This one is pretty simple.
You can NOT enlist in the AC or RC of the Navy as long as you have any court proceeding of any type pending.
I went to my recruiter in October of last year and i have been working with him every since. I planned on going into the military every since the beginning of last year. Well I told my recruiter that I wanted to go active duty and stay in the military until retirement. He said that this should be no problem. I even stopped looking for work as I planned on enlisting in the Navy full time and I just spent the last few months working on my on-line classes and anticipating on going active duty at least by the end of this year at the soonest. My recruiter also knew what was going on in my person life and did not persuade me to continue looking for work. Then this past Wednesday morning which was the same morning I was supposed to go to MEPS for the hotel stay before processing day, he sent me an email and told me that I have to join the reserves and that it was either now or never, and possibly 2 years from now I might be able to go active duty after being in the reserves for 2 years. I was so mad but I went to MEPS anyway and got in. However no one that processed with Navy that day got an active duty job and we were all disappointed. We all entered the reserves being told it was our only option. When I talked with my recruiter I was furious and another recruiter told us not to worry because even though we are in the reserves we have the option to go active once a billet opened up. They said that after basic and tech school, once we reported to out assigned NOSC, to see a career counselor and they would get a "rather simple" transition from the reserve into active duty started for us! Is this the truth or are they just blowing smoke to push us into the reserves to meet the quotas and get us out there hair. If this is the truth what do I need to do to ensure that I receive an active duty billet as soon as possible? Please help as I have researched the web and can only find information for people attempting to go from active duty into the reserves and not for those seeking to go from the reserves to active duty!!!
It may have been the truth that there were no active duty spots the day you were at MEPS but it is not true that it is a "rather simple" transition from reserve into active duty. It is actually very difficult and time consuming process that ends in disappointment for most sailors, at least at this time.
Since you went and enlisted into the reserves I do not really know what your options are now. Perhaps you should bring your concerns up with the chain of command. Remember to be firm but always be polite. Getting angry and accusing recruiters of lying will get you nowhere. Ask to speak with the zone supervisor. If he can't resolve your problem, then talk to the head recruiter for the district. If that doesn't work, enjoy boot camp and be the best reserve sailor you can. It is not the end of the world. There are lots of benefits and opportunities for you in the reserves and it can lead to an active duty spot. Its just difficult.
I hope by now you have been successful in going Active Duty Navy. It is sometimes a grueling effort to go from Reserve to Active but is can be done. A friend was successful but it took months of phone calls, emails and generally making a complete nuisance of himself until it seems they finally gave up and let him in to get rid of him. I have heard of all kinds of horror stories from people trying to do what you are trying. I also have heard of people contacting their Congressman for assistance. I would suggest you pursue all available channels to achieve your goals. My best advice is DO NOT GIVE UP!!!
Originally posted by 13554242: I hope by now you have been successful in going Active Duty Navy. It is sometimes a grueling effort to go from Reserve to Active but is can be done. A friend was successful but it took months of phone calls, emails and generally making a complete nuisance of himself until it seems they finally gave up and let him in to get rid of him. I have heard of all kinds of horror stories from people trying to do what you are trying. I also have heard of people contacting their Congressman for assistance. I would suggest you pursue all available channels to achieve your goals. My best advice is DO NOT GIVE UP!!!
It's all needs of the Navy. If they don't have a need for a reservist to fill a billet or augment to AD, then it don't matter what kicking and screaming you do.
Congress reps can only help if the military is failing to follow procedures in whatever the person is trying to get into. They cannot help if the AD Navy is meeting and exceeding its need to fill billets.
Your friend may have filled a billet that was badly in need of Sailors or when the AD Navy was taking (some) USNR augments.
"If you focus on results, you will NOT get change. If you focus on change, you WILL get results."