Hi Scott,Hi all. My name is Scott and I recently received a commission in the USNR to become an Intel Officer (designator 1835) through the DCO program. I'm now affiliated with JIOCSOUTH 0174. Could you please let me know if it's possible for me to do the 5-month AD NIOBC program instead of completing the course on weekends for 18 months? If so, is it something that's relatively easy to do or is there a long wait list?
Thanks ahead of time for any insight you can provide.
Yes, you can do the AD NIOBC program. Every class at NIOBC has five slots for reservists. Just talk to your training officer at your new command. Once your command approves, the NOSC or your command will get in touch with the school and request a quota for you. When you have the quota, you request ADT orders in NROWS and that should do. I am a 1835 too and will start AD NIOBC in January. Also, there is no such thing as a wait list (in most cases). Your Training Officer can check for any open seats in the upcoming classes and once he finds one get it for you. When I last checked, there were five seats for reservists in all the classes starting this FY, but none in the ones starting in FY2015. I don't know how full the classes already are, though.
Hope that helps.