Is it possible to go Military Intelligence or Signals through Army OCS?

I hear the pickings for jobs are pretty skimpy for OCS because Academy and ROTC grads get first grabs. By he time it comes to OCS, the cool jobs are gone. Is this true? Is it possible to get these?

Asked By: BZ - 1/14/2009
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Most importantly you need no criminal record and good moral terptitude in order to get security clearances for MI / Signal MOS's... More
Answered By: Pete T - 1/14/2009
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Depends on your qualifications and how you do during the school. You do not find out your branch until sometime during the school. We, as Recruiters, cannot guarantee your branch at all. It is on the Department of Army. I do not believe that West Point and ROTC grads get first dibs.
Answered By: militaryman - 1/14/2009
Signal and MI are much smaller branches than the Combat Arms branches so even in the best of times they are harder to get into. One thing that might work to your advantage is timing. The Academy grads know their assignment pretty early on while ROTC waits a little later in the year. If you hit the market in early... More
Answered By: richgeasey - 1/14/2009
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