|Sorry this might go in another section but I know some of you guys better. Can you comment on "branch ownership" as far as enlisted to officer goes in the Army? I have heard that if you enlist and then go to OCS after a year or two, you are guaranteed to get an officer slot for the branch that you came from (infantry, intelligence, communications, whatever) but I'm not sure what current Army policy is.
Right now I'm thinking about going in with an intelligence MOS and volunteering airborne to get assigned to a combat unit, but I want to make sure that I am not wasting my time enlisting if I will go "needs of the Army" anyway for my first detail after OCS. According to some of what I've read, the Ranger recruiters are taking intel guys out of AIT and other various places and sending them to Ranger school so they can go serve with the 75th, so I still might get my sixty days of fun and sun.