Uh, no. Not any more. I know a few 1835/Intel folks who have 2xFOS for O4 and retiring as O3's. All of these folks MOB'd.You just have to be breathing to make O4 in SELRES.
Of course it does, but it will not fix a poor record. If you do not show performance while in a group (i.e., the pack), MOB's and JMPE are not going to do sh*t for you. The boards see right through it. Some other nuggets:So, does the JPME make any difference for O4 boards on the reserve side?
How? They'll have to drill or go on orders. When I did my tour at C10F I had to pay out of pocket to travel to/from home to/from drill. Yes, I intentionally picked that unit. It was worth as I picked up O4 on the first go around.Although it's not required, how are Reservists supposed to meet the AQ requirements in the IW Integration and 4 star HQ tour sections?
Aren’t reserve units scattered across the country so that people can drill locally? Commuting (especially on your own dime) for your part time job seems contrary to the concept of the reserves.
- Do not homestead in the same unit more than 2 tours. During these two tours you had better show increasing performance and taking on jobs that matter to the being a Naval Officer (Admin Officer, Training Officer, Operations Officer, security manager, or the like)
- Go to a unit outside your local area to gain varying experience. I purposely traveled on my own dime to two different units (numbered fleet and a syscom) over two different tours before I took a local billet
Yes, they are scattered. In my case, there is only a single unit near me with a single IP billet. No way I could drill with that same unit in perpetuity. Nearest set of other units that have billets for me are at least four hours drive away.Aren’t reserve units scattered across the country so that people can drill locally?
Bingo... The current Navy Reserve has an identity crises. Strategic versus Operational Reserve. They advertise the former, but in reality treat us like the latter, especially when abusing the current mobilization authorities for the last 18 years.Commuting (especially on your own dime) for your part time job seems contrary to the concept of the reserves.