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  • Recruiter said army wont accept my High School?

    11.25.2014 - My recruiter told me that my school isn't a legitimate school to join the army with. I go to an alternative school, and ...

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    01.20.2013 - I'm not going to BS or sugar coat any of this to make me look good. There was a time in my life that I was fed up with g...

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  • switch over from active to reserves

    11.21.2014 - ok so i have a question.  im switching from active army to reserves. my recruiter put me in an e5 slot but im an e4...

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  • Show up to drill!!

    11.25.2014 - I just saw this on S1NET 4. (USAR) RECOVERY OF ARMY RESERVE (AR) TROOP PROGRAM UNITS UNSATISFACTORY PARTICIPANTS (UNSAT...

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  • doubt with my score

    11.25.2014 - Hi! I have a question about my score. I want an MOS that is 100 points (ST), but my score was 96 points... could my recl...

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  • Throwing out a hypothetical...

    11.24.2014 - I'd just like to throw out a hypothetical out there....If I were to go infantry and successfully earn a ranger tab while...

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    11.24.2014 - Earlier I read a post on here stating that MP's have little to no downtime. I get the less downtime than most, but do th...

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  • High School Diploma from the State Board of Education

    11.25.2014 - I tried to join a few years ago. My local recruiter said I would need 15 credits before even looking at my diploma. Whic...

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  • MAVNI

    11.25.2014 - I would like to know if MAVNI will open again and when?

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  • The TAPAS Assessment

    11.18.2014 - I just took my ASVAB Yesterday November 17, 2014 i passed my ASVAB with a 34 but today i got the good news that i did no...

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CAPTAIN KEVIN GORMLEY - PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

Building Leadership Skills

My name is Captain Kevin Gormley and I am the new Commander of the 98th Combat Stress Control Detachment within the 62nd Medical Brigade at Fort Lewis, Washington.

The team approach that I saw when I came in, made me think, "There's something special here and I want to be a part of this."

I can't find any other program out there that has compared to the program we have within the Army Nurse Corps and it continues to get better.

I never knew that the United States Army was so far advanced in the research of many of the different areas that we practice in. To be a part of that groundbreaking research before it hits the rest of the world, is amazing. I would never have experienced this in a civilian nursing job.

The Army's focus is on the family and the Soldier. And they get it. They understand that the family is an extension of the Soldier.

I am a commander of a combat stress detachment now. Five or six years ago, it was unheard of for nurses to be commanders.

The Army makes it possible to step into any leadership position and be successful.

There is no organization in my opinion, that is any better than the Army Nurse Corps in mentoring and nurturing nurses and soldiers to be the best. The opportunities are there. The experiences are second to none and it's turned out to be something much greater than I ever anticipated.