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Hank, you will NOT lose your mos 68W if you go to the meps and reno. Here is a truncated version of the process: Once your reno is approved you'll be scheduled to go back to the meps and sit with the meps counselor, they can look in the request system and see if we have any option 40's on the system with different MOSs. If they cannot find any he can call the ROC and ask if they have have any option 40s. You'll never lose your current option until you agree to accept a new option.

Option 40 with 68W is always a difficult option to get because we (USAREC) just don't get that many slots. I hope this answers your questions. Let me know if you need any help.

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Listen Hank, I asked PerryB to address your question. My question remains, what are you doing to change your life?
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Ranger Jim and PerryB, thank you again for your advice, it does not go unappreciated. PerryB's explanation of the RENO process is a great weight off my shoulders. I will be pursuing a RENO thanks to PerryB's counsel and will keep the board apprised of my progress in that regard.

Ranger Jim,

In answer to your question, I have been PTing as much as possible and my coworkers incessantly comment on my "T-Rex arms" (due to muscle exhaustion). I try to take off work to attend every DEP PT session with my recruiter, though they often coincide with my PT recovery days. I enjoy the opportunity to PT with other men who have chosen public service, in whatever capacity, and there is one particularly motivated 18X candidate who pushes me past my limits. Group PT definitely seems to be more effective than my individual program, as don't want to let the group down.

When I am not working, training, or watching my nephew and god-son, I read as much as I can on the Regiment. SFC Kapacziewski's book, "Back in the Fight" is the most inspirational literature I have ever read, Though I may never fully appreciate the sacrifices SFC Kapacziewski made for our country, and the efforts he exhausted in his return to the Regiment, the thought of them pushes me farther than I had thought possible.

With sincere thanks,

Hank
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Any progress? Never. never quit!
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Ranger Jim,

I spoke with my recruiter about requesting a RENO today. He expressed concern that I may not have enough justification to request a RENO, and that the recruiting battalion "powers that be" may not approve it. I have chosen to move forward with my RENO request. I am continuing to PT and hope for the best, and will inform the board when I receive news of my approval for RENO.

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Hank, I've never seen a reno disapproved. Recruiters and their leaders get nervous about renos because they're afraid you won't ship if you don't get what you want. What you need to understand is once your reno is approved you can reno for an option 40 for the mos that is available or keep the 68W without the option 40. If I was the GC at your meps I would email or call the ROC NCOIC and ask for an option 40 upgrade to your contract. Some people are afraid to reach out and ask but the worst that will happen is he says no. I've found that you can usually get what you want if you try hard enough.
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Any news Hank?
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Grim666 wrote:Any news Hank?
He has not been on the site since 25 July.
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Rangers,

Sincere apologies for my absence. I have returned home to attend a funeral, the circumstances of which threw me a bit. I have continued to PT and improve myself, but haven't been near a computer often. My recruiter has been flexible in regards to my trip out of state, and has assured me that they will with word of my RENO. Thus far, I have no news on my RENO. I am beating my face for my failure to maintain a presence on this site.

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excerpt of Hank1993 wrote:Rangers,

I am beating my face for my failure to maintain a presence on this site.

Hank
Not good enough beating your face - excuses (good/bad) should have included 25 push ups + 1

& you tell us what the + 1 is for.
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Roger Ranger Steadfast. 25 for my failure. Another 26 for my grandfather, a sergeant in the 187th RCT, Korea. I will remember him fondly.
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Another week has come and gone. Any developments?
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Hank1993 wrote:Roger Ranger Steadfast. 25 for my failure. Another 26 for my grandfather, a sergeant in the 187th RCT, Korea. I will remember him fondly.
You failed to answer my question to you - you tell us what the + 1 is for.
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Roger Ranger Steadfast. I have just pushed 25 more for my failure to properly answer your question, and one more for the Airborne Ranger in the Sky. The extra pushup was for Sgt. Jonathan Kellylee Peney, a medic with Delta Company, 1/75 who fell while maneuvering to reach a critically wounded Ranger team leader.
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What about the RENO?
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