You live by the gouge, you die by the gouge
Wonder if they would do this for other communities, especially CWO.I was one of the last people waived from the IP Basic Course. From what I was told they were no longer accepting waivers without Flag Officer approval. And, to get in front of the Flag for approval, you had better show that you have significant comms experience. In sum, every IP will attend the new active duty IP course.
I did not realize an additional service commitment.