Changes in the Army enlisted medical fields

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so according to the army times the army is changing up the enlisted medical fields. Coming soon: 68W(Medics) ASI (additional skill identifiers) will branch off from special skills to their own MOS's.

Flight medic training will change from 4 weeks to 9 months because they will now send flight medics to a civilian institution to train as paramedics as well.

Wonder what this will do for re-enlistment/re-training opportunities for current medics who want to branch out.

If it does, I would definitely reconsider my options come time for ETS.
 

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couldnt find the same article on armytimes.com, but this is from another site

http://www.ncosupport.com/military-news/mos68w-asi.html

Changes to Medical MOS 68 Series and Deletion of ASI

1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES.

a.
Establishes MOS 68B to identify positions and personnel associated with Orthopedics Specialist. Duties, functions,
positions and personnel associated with ASI P1, transferred from MOS 68W.

b.
Establishes MOS 68C to identify positions and personnel associated with Practical/Vocational Nursing. Duties,
functions, positions and personnel associated with ASI M3 and M6 transferred from MOS 68W. Association with ASI M3
transferred from MOS 68W.

c.
Establishes MOS 68F to identify positions and personnel associated with Physical Therapy Specialist. Duties,
functions, positions and personnel associated with ASI N9, transferred from MOS 68W.

d.
Establishes MOS 68L to identify positions and personnel associated with Occupational Therapy Specialist. Duties,
functions, positions and personnel associated with ASI N3 transferred from MOS 68W.

e.
Establishes MOS 68N to identify positions and personnel associated with Cardiovascular Specialist. Duties, functions,
positions and personnel associated with ASI Y6 transferred from MOS 68W.

f.
Establishes MOS 68U to identify positions and personnel associated with Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist. Duties,
functions, positions and personnel associated with ASI P2 transferred from MOS 68W.

g.
Revises MOS 68W Health Care Specialist. Deletes association with ASI M3, M6, N3, N9, P1, P2, P3 and Y6.
Duties, functions, positions and personnel transferred to MOS 68B, 68C, 68F, 68L, 68N, 68U and 68Y. Selected positions
coded with ASI F3.
 

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So a straight 68W will stay so. W1 is the SOCM identifier, and it is not listed. Interesting, if anything it should be given its own MOS, as they are heads and shoulders above a normal 68W, yet have to get the same absurd points.
 

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So a straight 68W will stay so. W1 is the SOCM identifier, and it is not listed. Interesting, if anything it should be given its own MOS, as they are heads and shoulders above a normal 68W, yet have to get the same absurd points.

I agree...I'm not a W1, but from what I've read about it, I'd say it's a safe bet you are right. Points for medics is absurd. Maybe the splitting of the MOS' will change that.

It said further down that the earliest these changes will take effect is 4/2013, so I'm sure there will be a lot more info to come.
 

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I agree...I'm not a W1, but from what I've read about it, I'd say it's a safe bet you are right...

I would say that since he attended the W1/SOCM course (first 1/2 of the 18D course) it is a "sure" bet he is right. ;)

cback:

How many of the 18D students from your class were issued 68WW1 MOS orders upon completion of SOCM? It happened for our entire class then a few of us came down on orders to Ranger Regiment a few weeks later even two NG guys - myself included.
 

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How many of the 18D students from your class were issued 68WW1 MOS orders upon completion of SOCM? It happened for our entire class then a few of us came down on orders to Ranger Regiment a few weeks later even two NG guys - myself included.

That's interesting, was that just an Army bureaucracy thing? Or was someone pushing to get you guys into the Regiment?
 

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I would say that since he attended the W1/SOCM course (first 1/2 of the 18D course) it is a "sure" bet he is right. ;)

cback:

How many of the 18D students from your class were issued 68WW1 MOS orders upon completion of SOCM? It happened for our entire class then a few of us came down on orders to Ranger Regiment a few weeks later even two NG guys - myself included.

I didnt get 68ww1 orders. They said if we failed further on we would get them but if we passed we only got 18D orders. I was an 18D for 9 months before I actually graduated though.
 
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