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Delayed Enlistment Program Answered

No, I'm not hear to recruit.... A friend of mine recently signed Delayed Enlistment paperwork (Army)... The final decision is all him (he's 26 - capable of decision making) - I'd appreciate not having the negative sentiment at the moment (I'd rather not get into the personal story and such).

What I would like to know... Does anyone know of specific details to look at on his contract? I know a few vets that have been screwed over in benefits after getting out (especially in the money for school details). I've already found one lovely "gotcha" that locks his GI Bill rates at the time in which he signs - NOT the time in which he is discharged or when he begins to use those funds (the GI bill is what gives vets money for school for those wondering).

So does anyone know specific details to look out for? This is a 3+3 DEP contract (3 years active - 3 years army reserve). He's scored very well on all of his tests, and is going in as an E3 rank (he'll be a turbo machinery mechanic).

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

13 years ago

No clue about the contract, but slap him on the back for me, even if our leaders are corrupt, the Armed Forces still needs our thanks.

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jtobako
jtobako

13 years ago

Make sure that the contract says SPECIFICALLY, by army designation, what he is going in for if that is important to him, otherwise the army can/will put him wherever they want. Make sure that you find EVERYTHING that you need to qualify for the GI bill money, and do it (or get a waver for that part), or you will loose most of the money.

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Austringer
Austringer

Reply 13 years ago

What jtobako says. There are too many people running things right now who say, "Nothing is too good for our troops". Fortunately they haven't figured out how to give them less than nothing...yet.