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Graduating from DEPOT as an E3 or E4?
Last Post 15 May 2015 02:21 PM by newhope. 2 Replies.
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15 May 2015 11:46 AM
    I need confirmation on the following statement, please.

    As far as I understand, upon successful completion of DEPOT, a reservist will graduate as an E3 and report to his drilling unit. She/he will stay as a non-rated E3 until attending A-School. Whether A-School is right after DEPOT or 2 months or 10 months after, she/he will become a rated E4 once graduated from A-School. The only exception to this situation is if this person is prior military. In this case, she/he can graduate from DEPOT as an E4.

    (If this is correct, then my contradiction is how come one doesnt become a petty officer by completing a petty officer training course.) 

    Thanks in advance
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    15 May 2015 12:49 PM
    It sounds like you're not aware that there are several different reserve and active duty paths through DEPOT. Some reserve programs you'll graduate as an E-3 (like RA, RP, RK), where you'll need to attend your "A" school within your first year and upon graduation you're advanced to E-4. Other programs (like RX) you'll graduate as a petty officer within the rating you were authorized to come in as. There is no contradiction, just different paths to the end goal of becoming a petty officer.

    RQ (no remaining MSO) and RN (some remaining MSO) are for prior service.
    RX is for experienced professionals.
    RA is for students with 60+ credits.
    RP is for regular basic training then A school immediately.
    RK is for regular basic training then A school in first year.

    Call your recruiter for the specifics in each program that you may qualify for.
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    15 May 2015 02:21 PM
    Thanks for the clarification. Appreciated your time.
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