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Never ever VR and reapply. That is the road of pain, and you run a good chance of things not working out to get back in. Particulary if you already are at RMC, just get through it and get your degree.I am a Naval Warfare Officer recently transferred from reserves into RMC. I want to transfer to Intelligence officer. I think it fits my skillset and career plan.
The ultimate plan is to work out of Halifax or near the east coast where I'm from. I find NWO is going to be difficult because I want to support a relationship and have a life.
So now I've got 4 years to get this transfer done, I can't get it filed until I finish BMOQ part 2 this summer. What are my chances to get this done?
NWO is no longer marked as in demand which may work in my favour and I think I can do well on a merit list for INTO however, I've heard it ranges from difficult to impossible to get in.
Should I VR and Reapply? Maybe I can get UNI done and go back to my old reserve unit. IDK?
I'm not sure I want to be locked in the ROTP contract if I'm just going to get forced to do stuff as an NWO with no chance to get into the trade I want.
Does anyone have advice?
First if you plan to live and work in Halifax as INT that's likely not going to happen. Not to many INT jobs out there.
Second plenty of NWO's have a life and support relationships. I get it if going to sea isn't for you, and you're worried about how much time you'll be away from home, but welcome to the military. You'll be away from home no matter the trade. You'll have to find a way to deal with that.
Thirdly you can also transfer to an NCM trade if you feel like RMC isn't your thing. That opens up a whole slew of options that are really interesting. Don't discount a great career as an NCM.