Posted By SailorSherry on 08 May 2020 03:09 PM
Thanks for replying but I am a little new at this. Are slots the number of openings that each recruitment office is given to fill ? If so might someone get to boot camp sooner than someone else who applied from another recruitment office with a lesser amount of slots ?
Basically, Is it important to research the recruitment office which could get you to boot camp the soonest if that was your goal.
The number of slots has to do with Reserve recruiting. Reservists are recruited to fill specific slots at a specific unit. For active duty, there is no quota that needs to be filled, or is allotted to any particular office. Going to one recruiting office over another isn't necessarily going to get you to boot camp sooner. A lot of that has to do with factors outside your (or the recruiter's) control. For example, if there are any issues that come up during your medical exam at MEPS, that will add time. If there are any issues during your security clearance, such as difficulty contacting references, that will also cause a delay.