I completed my time in the National Guard as a 15T. I transferred to the IRR thinking I would spend two years and then ETS. One day I got a call from a Career Counselor. When I told him i wanted to get into the IT field and would like to deploy. He offered me a position as a 25B in a deploying unit. I was skeptical but agreed to transfer. Now I'm a 25B, currently on a deployment and on my way to promotion. The career track we discussed is working out just as planned.
I was in the IRR after a marginal experience in the National Guard. It took over a year and a great deal of effort on the part of my Career Counselor to complete my transfer to a great USAR unit. I was able to finish out my career to include being promoted to CW4 and being awarded the Legion of Merit. I could not have done it without the help of a dedicated Career Counselor.
I entered the Army Reserve after completing my master's degree as a 92A in order to repay my student loans. I quickly realized that I could handle greater responsibility but did not know where to begin. My Career Counselor sat with me and laid out a solid plan. I've followed this "road map", received a direct commissioned and recently promoted to Firt Lieutenant as a proud member of the Medical Services Corps.
As a member of the National Guard I enjoyed a successful career that found me promotable to Colonel but was stuck waiting for an available slot. Working with the state G1 office, The Career Counselore helped me transfer to an IMA position at the Pentagon where I continue to serve on orders on the staff of the Joint Chiefs.
I found myself stuck as member of the "SPC mafia" and decided I would ETS soon. My Career Counselor reviewed my situation and presented some options that I had not considered. I reenlisted, transferred units and, within a a few years, found myself wearing SSG stripes. This year I began my first AGR tour and look forward to doing twenty years on AGR.