i recently got out in 2011 as a HM. i did 6 yrs as an E4 with Honorable Discharge RE1/MBK codes, good health and everything. i want to reenlist back into active navy not reserves. does anyone have any advice on how to do this? please dont tell me to talk to a recruiter because i know if the recruiter is lazy, they will never help and eventually, the recruiter is who im going to talk to in the end anyway.
The best time to do it is ASAP - with an RE-1 you are fully qualified to reenlist, but with the looming sequestration in March, getting into any military force is difficult (some current members are being forced out). For a while I know the Army was only letting prior service members reenlist as 18X (Special Forces), I don't know if the Navy is doing something similar now, but they may be doing it to fill an under-strength NEC.
Typically the slowest time for recruiters is around the holidays (Nov-Jan) and the hardest time to get in is when schools get out (May-July). So the recruiters are about to be slammed and sequestration is still a BIG unknown - good luck, and please let us know what the recruiter tells you.