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Post by SignalGuy »

Currently a Signal LT stationed at Ft. Silly. Prior service, one tour to MND-N 09-10.

Joined IOT find some info on getting school slots.

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Welcome to the site, SignalGuy.


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Welcome to the site. I doubt you will get much information here on how to obtain RS slots. Never heard of Officers going to RS on a TDY and return basis but things may have changed. I would think you would have to do it in conjuction with a PCS move. Did you try to get a slot when you were at OBC? That would have been the time to get one.

Have you spoken with your chain of command about the possibility of RS? Your next option would be to talk with your Branch Manager.

Again, welcome to the site.
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Welcome to the site and THank You for your service.
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Zone IV,
Apparently, too many Signal officers were getting hurt going to RS right out of OBC so they no longer offer slots straight from OBC. My BN CDR wants to send me and is willing to pay for the TDY, its just the process we are trying to figure out.
Talked to my schools rep and the BDE POC says talk to branch, talked to branch and they say talk to BDE. My next COA is to get in contact with someone in the RTB who can give me a definate on how to go about getting a slot.

Thanks for the warm welcome all.

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Well to me it is understandable why Branch would turn you back to the unit since it is a TDY and return situation. Have you asked the Bde POC.... "If I was enlisted, what is the process you take to get me to Ranger School TDY and Return?". I wouldn't think it would be any different for an Officer then it would be for Enlisted since it would be the unit sending you.
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If I can make one suggestion it is this: be persistent. Not 'pain in the ass' persistent, but persistent.

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I was just looking at the RTB site and there are pretty specific instructions for CS/CSS soldiers/officers to get a slot for RS to include address and a name of the POC the request (4187) needs to go through. It needs to be submitted through your chain of command. You may want to do some some looking through the RTB site, print it and shove it in the face of your BDE POC.
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That's where I got my initial info, only issue has been the change that DA moved to knox, no one updated the POC info, so we are still trying to run down contact info. Just got back from being in Fort Sill's version of the field, hopefully I will know more soon enough. My BN CDR is about ready to jump on someone's desk if I don't have an answer by this week.

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from an old-school signal guy.
Lots of advice in assorted forums on preparing for RS. See about attending the WTC pre-ranger course as well.
But as ZoneIV can attest, you can do just fine by paying attention, arriving in excellent condition and having a little luck.
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Signalguy,

Are you only looking for a school slot? There is a pipeline that has been working effectively on getting young LT's through school with an after commitment to the Regiment. If you want details feel free to PM.
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Update...
So after getting a continual run around we have finally come to this conclusion. ATRRS slots are given to BCTs and since I am in a Fires BDE we do not have any slots allocated to us, therefore the only way to get a slot would be through branch in concurance with a PCS generally as a follow on to the CCC.
However, after talking to the RTB S1 if the unit is willing to pay for the TDY, you can simply show up on 0 day with the packing list and since the attrition rate is so high, you will be allowed in as long as you have all the correct paperwork and gear.
However, he also mentioned that since I am a low density MOS if, I do complete the course there is the possibility that a regiment will scoop me up.

So...it appears I will be at least reporting 0 day on 29 October.

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Welcome here, Young LT. I shall observe with interest your follow up reports on your progress. Be prepared, do your best, keep healthy and never, ever quit. Enjoy the journey of your career and note thoe qualities of leaders you respect so you may adapt them to your own style.
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Re: Intro

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Just a quick update,
It's been over a year since my last post and I still have yet to go to RS.. I got as far as having bags packed and DTS orders submitted waiting on my S4's signature....and then, Afghanistan happened. Looks like I'll have the oppurtunity to start the entire process over again once I get back in a couple months. My BN CDR just hit me up yesterday, with a "I promised I'd send you, If you still want to go..."

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Now that you have a deployment under your belt, you will have a better perspective on the Ranger course.
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