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How to join CEC Reserve DCO?

Kal-El

New Member
I contacted the Navy, was paired with a recruiters (NYC) , explained that I want to join the CEC as a reservist (I have PE, PMP, CCM and LEED). I took the ASVAB (10 sections, coding & cyber) and passed. Issue is the recruiter is taking about a boot camp and signing a contract next week, which is not what I expected based on my reading (a commission is done after an interview/board). It’s really difficult to find a step by step and what I can ask my recruiter, I do not want to sign to something I am not pursuing; I want to serve and show gratitude through the CEC using my skills as an engineer with private and public experience! The recruiter while incredible and very helpful is pushing for a signature without a lot of info and details provided, I hope someone here can help me with some guidance.
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
I contacted the Navy, was paired with a recruiters (NYC) , explained that I want to join the CEC as a reservist (I have PE, PMP, CCM and LEED). I took the ASVAB (10 sections, coding & cyber) and passed. Issue is the recruiter is taking about a boot camp and signing a contract next week, which is not what I expected based on my reading (a commission is done after an interview/board). It’s really difficult to find a step by step and what I can ask my recruiter, I do not want to sign to something I am not pursuing; I want to serve and show gratitude through the CEC using my skills as an engineer with private and public experience! The recruiter while incredible and very helpful is pushing for a signature without a lot of info and details provided, I hope someone here can help me with some guidance.
You are talking to an enlisted recruiter, talk to an OFFICER recruiter.
 

CheckCharlie

New Member
Thanks for your response. Is it okay to tell the recruiter that? How do I get to an officer recruiters? (Thanks in advance)
Kal-El, any luck getting an OR?

I'm in the same boat you are and I had a hard time getting hold of an OR, too. I walked into my local recruiting office and still got bounced around 3 different people over phone calls, voicemails, and text messages. It took about a week to finally get the right person. Just keep at it.
 

Kal-El

New Member
Nope, I called the listed numbers, one person sent me back to the same recruiting office, another never picks up or return voicemails, I tried multiple people, phones and emails but no luck. The recruiter I am working with wants me to go & do physical (he told me that I need to set a date so he can book a hotel and a car to take me at a specific time). I have not set that date yet hoping I can get to the right person!

I will keep trying, it’s just frustrating not being able to get to someone. I appreciate your reply, best of luck in your process
 

D Schwan

New Member
Nope, I called the listed numbers, one person sent me back to the same recruiting office, another never picks up or return voicemails, I tried multiple people, phones and emails but no luck. The recruiter I am working with wants me to go & do physical (he told me that I need to set a date so he can book a hotel and a car to take me at a specific time). I have not set that date yet hoping I can get to the right person!

I will keep trying, it’s just frustrating not being able to get to someone. I appreciate your reply, best of luck in your process

You might try calling a recruiting center in a different city and tell them you'd like to speak with an officer recruiter. I contacted my local recruiting office when I decided I'd like to become a CEC officer in the Reserve. Since the officer recruiter at my local office is more focused on active duty, he put me in contact with a reserve center 60 miles away. I then worked remotely (mostly via text, email, phone call) putting the application together. The MEPS where I did the physical and medical exam is luckily located near my house. You won't go to bootcamp to become an officer! I was finally selected, commissioned a couple months back, and my first drill weekend is in about 10 days. As a Reserve officer, you don't even go to officer school (ODS) until after you begin drilling.
 

leafar

New Member
Nope, I called the listed numbers, one person sent me back to the same recruiting office, another never picks up or return voicemails, I tried multiple people, phones and emails but no luck. The recruiter I am working with wants me to go & do physical (he told me that I need to set a date so he can book a hotel and a car to take me at a specific time). I have not set that date yet hoping I can get to the right person!

I will keep trying, it’s just frustrating not being able to get to someone. I appreciate your reply, best of luck in your process
PM me, I'm working with an OR right now and he's pretty responsive. Usually respond my e-mails within 24hs and I'm always able to get him over the phone. He might be able to help you.
 
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