First Contact with Guard Unit, WOSM or Unit?
Posted 02 August 2018 - 15:25
The one benefit I can see of going through the WOSM is that they may have contact info for the unit. I did a decent amount of searching and Im still going to probably have to end up driving to their base and hope to catch some one there.
Posted 02 August 2018 - 15:29
Luckily for me the unit I am trying to get into is across the street from the WOSM. I have base access (for a few more days at least) and just walked into the unit's office area near the hangar and spoke to some NCOs about why I was there and they took me straight to the CWO5 and I spoke with him for a minute and he told me to go speak to the WOSM and that they could get me the info I needed and how to get started. Everything can vary state by state though.
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:45
I guess to actually answer your question, it probably doesn't matter at this stage who you speak to first. I definitely would let the unit know what you are trying to do so they at least have some idea who you are. You are going to have to work with both groups of people throughout the process, but seeing as the unit you are trying to get into are the people that are going to effect you the most as far as selection is concerned you need to be sure to contact them within a few days of speaking to the WOSM. At the end of the day they are just people and the more you talk to the more info you have and the better prepared you will be, just cross check the information.
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 16:33
I contacted the WOSM directly. Just went to the National Guard website, found a name for the state. Phone number didn't worked, but after emailing them, got invited out to their unit and talked with a few folks and they've been helpful and responsive while I've been building my packet so far.
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