I am just about to finish up my BA degree in Health Care Administration. I am pondering the idea of applying for a commission into the Army Reserves. I don't know which routes are open for me or who I would even start this conversation with?
Little info on me. Started my career in the Army Reserve 4 years, then decided to go active duty. However, I went active duty in the Navy 4 years. The two MOS's I had were 51M, which is now 21M Crash Structural firefighter (Army) and 0000/8404 Hospital Corpsmen/Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen.
I have got me sights set on A Health Care Administrator position, I believe this is a reserve component only job. What I looking for, A reserve position. Any advice would be great.
One last thing can you start your package before you graduate, I have four classes left?
From what I've seen, direct commissions are:
RN (or other nursing degrees)
or some other medical or law related fields. Health care administration seems mostly to be specialists. I've seen little in the way of "officer direct commission" for 4 year degrees outside of maybe nurse. To find out though, just call an AMEDD recruiter.
Talk to a recruiter. They should be able to refer you to the regional AMEDD recruiter. There is a direct commission in AMEDD for hospital administration in the reserves. I have a family member that did this.
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Nope, Direct Commissions are into other branches as well if your USAR.
Marine64 got a Direct Commission into a USAR Rigger unit in Georgia. It's not just Medical or Lawyers. You can find the old thread in the NG Forum. One of the Direct Commission guys tried to talk me into it. Once upon a time....thats how I know. I'd suck as a LT, BTW....even with the college degree.
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