Introduction - Chandler

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Roger Ranger Jim.

I will enter the DEP as soon as possible. Right now i'm just trying to figure out whether or not I have to notify West Point when I enter the Future Soldier program and if it will impact my application.
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Vantage wrote:Roger Ranger Jim.

I will enter the DEP as soon as possible. Right now i'm just trying to figure out whether or not I have to notify West Point when I enter the Future Soldier program and if it will impact my application.
I think it depends on what you want. Personally, if I had the opportunity, I would take the Option 40.
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Roger Ranger Jim.

On Monday I'm scheduled to sign the papers with my recuiter and reserve a contract. If all goes smoothly I'll probably go to MEPS next week as well.
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Rangers,

I just reserved a 11X Option 40 contract with my recruiters. I'm headed to MEPS on Tuesday/Wednesday to swear in. Quick question, on my "Application Copy" of my reservation, it says:

Job: 11X1 O00 YY

Title: Infantry Recruit

Option: 40
Title: US Army Airborne Ranger

First Assignment: RGV4 - Ranger Training

However when it lists my specific training it only mentions OSUT and Airborne, should I be concerned or am I definitely guaranteed a shot at RASP?

Also, my recruiter said I'm guaranteed a spot at Ranger School, not RASP... I'm guessing he just doesn't know exactly what he is talking about. There is no contract for Ranger School correct? I'm probably just paranoid however I just want to make sure it's the correct contract.

Thanks
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Chandler, congrats and yeah your recuiter is a idiot. You'll be going to RASP after airborne school. USAREC currently doesn't have the ability to send a anyone to Ranger School. I know in the past a few RASP graduates went to Ranger school right after RASP but I am unaware if they are still doing that.

Good Luck, and Never Quit.

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Chandler, your lesson for today: Pay attention to detail and you will succeed. Please let us know when you have taken your oath and gotten a report date. Never, never quit!
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PerryB,

Thanks for the confirmation. I wasn't too uneasy since I clearly saw Option 40. Anyway, thank you!

Roger Ranger Jim.

I will report back after I swear in Wednesday. Attention to detail- check.

To whom it may concern:

When I glanced at the recruiter's computer, next to 11x I saw: 405 seats available. Now I have no idea how many of those had the Ranger Contract but now is probably a good time to check if you are a senior in high school.

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excerpt of Vantage wrote:
To whom it may concern:

When I glanced at the recruiter's computer, next to 11x I saw: 405 seats available. Now I have no idea how many of those had the Ranger Contract but now is probably a good time to check if you are a senior in high school.

Chandler
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Roger Ranger Steadfast.

It won't happen again.
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Vantage wrote:Roger Ranger Steadfast.

It won't happen again.
And still another teaching point. I trust you are absorbing all this chandler. Never, never quit!
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Roger Ranger Jim.
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Rangers,

I swore in today at MEPS with a 11x Option 40 contract. My ship date is 20140819.
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Vantage wrote:Rangers,

I swore in today at MEPS with a 11x Option 40 contract. My ship date is 20140819.

Congrats on swearing in today Vantage.

PM inbound.
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