Complicated prior service
Last Post 26 Jul 2019 05:16 PM by CPORJM. 1 Replies.
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26 Jul 2019 04:22 PM
    My situation is a little complicated and I'm just trying to see if it would even be possible for me to enlist.

    I did 4 years in the Marines from 2012-2016, my RE code from the Marines is a 3P for being 5lbs over at my last height/weight before my EAS.

    I'm currently in the Army National Guard with an ETS of 30 November 2020. Everything in the Army is going smooth for me to ETS with an RE code of 1.

    I currently have a 20% VA rating for tinnitus and a TBI suffered while in the Marines.

    At the time of my ETS I will be at 8 years and 5 months (extended for a deployment) of combined active and reserve time in service.

    I'm also married with two children.

    Would I even make it passed a phone call to a recruiter once I'm near my ETS from the Army?

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    26 Jul 2019 05:16 PM
    The biggest hurdle for you is going to be TIS. The CG has something called High Year Tenure. It's a career management tool that prevents people from staying in one paygrade for too long, which can slow down advancement. This is important in a service the size of the CG. With nearly 8 1/2 years in, this could be problematic.

    Your VA rating *may* be an issue. If you received your rating while in the USMC, and then went into the ARNG, you should be OK. If, however, you didn't get the rating until you had transferred into the ARNG, this could be an issue.

    Of these two, High Year Tenure is probably the more significant roadblock
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