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MAVNINovice
06-26-2009, 02:09 PM
"Other country"? I lived here for 80% of my adult life. My two kids were born here. This is my country now. The paper that shows if I have GC/citizenshipis a formality. My kids will live their life here. No one can tell me this is not my country.
Well said Ronhira. I think rksaigal wants GC and he would be first to apply US citizenship after his GC. But he dont want to give anything to the country where he is earning his bread and butter. Providing quality life to his family here and probably supporting his family in India.

To me you should be loyal to the country where you earning living, where you getting shelter and getting previlege to enjoy the benefits.

incognito
06-27-2009, 11:07 PM
Hello

I'm thinking of joining the military and have a couple of questions and maybe you guys can answer them.My immigration status is: I have a green card, expires in 11 years from now.

1. I wanna join the military, but looking at all the available MOS jobs most require you to be a citizen. So if I join the Army through MAVNI (I speak one of the languages the Army listed) and get my citizenship, would I be able to change my MOS and do something different?

I'm interested in doing something IT/IT security related. The only MOS available for non-citizens in the Army are combat related, mechanical related (repairing stuff) and other ones that I have zero interest in. I don't mind combat related jobs, but would prefer if it's some type of special operations stuff not the 'grunt' patrols in Afghanistan and such. But again for special forces you need to be a citizen.

2. I currently reside in California. How difficult would getting into the Army through MAVNI program would be financially speaking?


Thanks.

MAVNINovice
06-28-2009, 01:14 AM
1. Yes, After getting your citizenship you can apply for officer level positions

2. If I were on your position I will get the citizenship through GC(Your Current process). Because after you join army you will get your citizenship in 6 months then 6 months for security clearance. This can go uptil 2 years. And through your current status probably that would take 4 years. So I will say join Army after 4 years. You will get the officer\specialist level positions

If you are currently financialy stable I dont think this would be good option for you. But this is just my peronal opinion. But if you are really passionate about this then I wil say go for it.

3. Here is the pay structure based on your status:

You will join as a SPC or E4 if you have a BS.

Base pay: $1827
Basic housing allowance(married only) which runs from $1000-2600 depends where you are staioned
Singles live for free on base camp quarters.

Food allowance(married only) $323 - Singles will get the free canteen pass on the camp

Special language incentive 250-500$/month if you know forgein language

Free Health Care for your family

Free school for your kids

Free Tution for school

70 K college fund plus 1000/ month for fiirst three years in school after you finish your contract

Last but not the least RESPECT :)

styagi01
07-01-2009, 02:29 PM
Well said my friend ... I joined ... I never asked a question or anything ... in 2 weeks took the oath ... and thats it ... now I am reading the forums and all .. follow your heart .. and if ur heart says yes its right ... has anyone seen Forrest Gump ? .. I know life is not a movie .. but cmon guys ... its all about RESPECT ..and thats it .. but maybe .. its just me .. am single ... just graduated .. on june 1 .. masters degree 27 years old .. what have I got to lose ? maybe thats not the case with everyone .. and one more thing .. if u still not have watch Band of brothers ... 3 miles up 3 miles down ....................CURRAHHEEEE!!!!
Hooah and congrats soldiers who already joined and who did not .. ask me anything I am ready to help you guys gain respect !!! HOOAH

incognito
07-01-2009, 11:45 PM
Well said my friend ... I joined ... I never asked a question or anything ... in 2 weeks took the oath ... and thats it ... now I am reading the forums and all .. follow your heart .. and if ur heart says yes its right ... has anyone seen Forrest Gump ? .. I know life is not a movie .. but cmon guys ... its all about RESPECT ..and thats it .. but maybe .. its just me .. am single ... just graduated .. on june 1 .. masters degree 27 years old .. what have I got to lose ? maybe thats not the case with everyone .. and one more thing .. if u still not have watch Band of brothers ... 3 miles up 3 miles down ....................CURRAHHEEEE!!!!
Hooah and congrats soldiers who already joined and who did not .. ask me anything I am ready to help you guys gain respect !!! HOOAH

What type of jobs did they offer you and what job did you accept as your MOS?



And is there any bases that are close to the west coast, I don't wanna travel half the word on my own dime when I wanna see my family/friends?


Thanks

sayantan76
07-02-2009, 10:55 AM
Well said my friend ... I joined ... I never asked a question or anything ... in 2 weeks took the oath ... and thats it ... now I am reading the forums and all .. follow your heart .. and if ur heart says yes its right ... has anyone seen Forrest Gump ? .. I know life is not a movie .. but cmon guys ... its all about RESPECT ..and thats it .. but maybe .. its just me .. am single ... just graduated .. on june 1 .. masters degree 27 years old .. what have I got to lose ? maybe thats not the case with everyone .. and one more thing .. if u still not have watch Band of brothers ... 3 miles up 3 miles down ....................CURRAHHEEEE!!!!
Hooah and congrats soldiers who already joined and who did not .. ask me anything I am ready to help you guys gain respect !!! HOOAH
i agree its about respect but somehow cant see how being ordered around by a 23 year old lieutenent or 26 year old captain with half your qualifications can enhance the respect of a 27 year old masters degree holder - unless the basis for selection is based upon equality - it does not cut it in my books - be it the military or a civilian profession.

how can it be about respect when a country cannot get its own to bear arms for it and allows foreigners to take up some jobs at the low end of the totem pole

if it was always about respect via joining military and not about an opportunistic route to get a perceived reward (citizenship etc) why did you not write the NDA (National Defence Academy)exam when you were 17 and by now you would be almost be a Major......or write the IMA exam after undergrad - or even if you did not want to serve all your life - there was always the Short Service Commission exam in india - you gave up three opportunities to be an "officer" in the military of your motherland and ended up becoming a "rank and file recruit" in a foreign military.......and you tell me its about respect.......??

potatomato33
07-02-2009, 12:08 PM
Maybe it's because he considers the US to be his home?

And make no mistakes about it, the primary purpose of the MAVNI program is NOT to send soldiers to the frontlines--that is just the result of the Army's needs--but to find in-the-field translators for front line combantants. An additional 1,000 soldiers don't make a difference when you have 200,000 troops already deployed in the region. But make no mistake, you will be seeing at least one tour in Iraq or Afghanistan during your four years in it.

Additionally, the Army is EXCEEDING its recruitment quotas, so much so that they are turning away GED applicants until the next fisical year. Bulking recruitment numbers has nothing to do with this. In fact, MAVNI processing takes two to three months, whereas a citizen walking in off the streets can get their contract signed in two weeks.

Furthermore, once you get your citizenship and give six months additional time after that for you to get your security clearence, you are allowed to enter OCS and get your commission. You will be required to surrender your other passport, but to say that MAVNI enlistees are on the low end of the totem pole is bullshit. Everyone starts at the bottom of the ladder. It just takes a little more time for MAVNIs to climb up.

Furthermore, going from an enlisted to an officer is not a career advancement, it is a career change. There are reasons why 10 year veterans choose to remain sargents and not go to OCS even when they have the opportunity to do so.

Now many people have their reasons for joining. A lot of it has to do with the citizenship offered. I have my own. One of them being that this is my home, this is my country, regardless of which passport I carry. And I certainly plan on doing more than just coming to this country and simply taking advantage of the opportunities here, while not giving anything back. Anybody can pay taxes, but not everyone is willing to put their lives on the line for the country that has given them a tremendous amount of opportunity.

India, India, India--if you love India so much, why are you in the US? Simply to make money for your family, right? Fine, stay here and get your GC. You get to love India and stay in the US to make money. But don't belittle and berate those who want to do more than just make a profit. I met a father of two at MEPS who is signing up so his wife and children can enjoy the benefits provided by his sacrifice.

But of course, since you already have your GC, you don't have anything to worry about, is there?

sayantan76
07-02-2009, 12:36 PM
Maybe it's because he considers the US to be his home?

And make no mistakes about it, the primary purpose of the MAVNI program is NOT to send soldiers to the frontlines--that is just the result of the Army's needs--but to find in-the-field translators for front line combantants. An additional 1,000 soldiers don't make a difference when you have 200,000 troops already deployed in the region. But make no mistake, you will be seeing at least one tour in Iraq or Afghanistan during your four years in it.

Additionally, the Army is EXCEEDING its recruitment quotas, so much so that they are turning away GED applicants until the next fisical year. Bulking recruitment numbers has nothing to do with this. In fact, MAVNI processing takes two to three months, whereas a citizen walking in off the streets can get their contract signed in two weeks.
I am glad that the military has great marketing people

Furthermore, once you get your citizenship and give six months additional time after that for you to get your security clearence, you are allowed to enter OCS and get your commission. You will be required to surrender your other passport, but to say that MAVNI enlistees are on the low end of the totem pole is bullshit. Everyone starts at the bottom of the ladder. It just takes a little more time for MAVNIs to climb up.

A west point graduate or a ROTC candidate become officers directly - so no - not everyone starts at the bottom. Also - is there not an age barrier for non officers to become officers?

Furthermore, going from an enlisted to an officer is not a career advancement, it is a career change. There are reasons why 10 year veterans choose to remain sargents and not go to OCS even when they have the opportunity to do so.I have the highest respect for both officers and non officers but i smell something fishy when someone starts at a lower level than one's qualifications in return for the expectation for a reward - if someone was given the opportunity to become either an officer or remain a Sgt and chose to remain a Sgt - i get that - but if someone is artificially prevented - i somehow cant digest that

Now many people have their reasons for joining. A lot of it has to do with the citizenship offered. I have my own. One of them being that this is my home, this is my country, regardless of which passport I carry. And I certainly plan on doing more than just coming to this country and simply taking advantage of the opportunities here, while not giving anything back. Anybody can pay taxes, but not everyone is willing to put their lives on the line for the country that has given them a tremendous amount of opportunity.there is nothing wrong in being a law abiding and tax paying resident and going about your professional role in society diligently - joining the military does not make someone better than 95% of the population which is in civilian professions - its just another career choicefor example who is to say that a soldier fighting in iraq is serving a higher cause for US than someone who is rebuilding homes in New Orleans on behalf of Habitat for Humanity or working on the next generation chip for Microsoft?

India, India, India--if you love India so much, why are you in the US? Simply to make money for your family, right? Fine, stay here and get your GC. You get to love India and stay in the US to make money. But don't belittle and berate those who want to do more than just make a profit. There is nothing bad about contributing to the world in your own civilian profession and making decent living out of it - same as nothing bad about being in the military - while i do not hide my selfish motives of why i am here - same cannot be said to be the case for a number (not everyone) of people taking advantage of shortcuts

I met a father of two at MEPS who is signing up so his wife and children can enjoy the benefits provided by his sacrifice. I would buy this except that there is not one iota of proof that active combat in Iraq or Afghanistan is making US safer - if US spent the same amount of money on healthcare or education - the benefits to the family of the gentleman you met would have been far higher

But of course, since you already have your GC, you don't have anything to worry about, is there? i do not think GC is the be all and end all of life.......to me and i am sure a lot of people, professional and personal achievement rank higher

ganguteli
07-02-2009, 01:01 PM
Maybe it's because he considers the US to be his home?

And make no mistakes about it, the primary purpose of the MAVNI program is NOT to send soldiers to the frontlines--that is just the result of the Army's needs--but to find in-the-field translators for front line combantants. An additional 1,000 soldiers don't make a difference when you have 200,000 troops already deployed in the region. But make no mistake, you will be seeing at least one tour in Iraq or Afghanistan during your four years in it.

Additionally, the Army is EXCEEDING its recruitment quotas, so much so that they are turning away GED applicants until the next fisical year. Bulking recruitment numbers has nothing to do with this. In fact, MAVNI processing takes two to three months, whereas a citizen walking in off the streets can get their contract signed in two weeks.

Furthermore, once you get your citizenship and give six months additional time after that for you to get your security clearence, you are allowed to enter OCS and get your commission. You will be required to surrender your other passport, but to say that MAVNI enlistees are on the low end of the totem pole is bullshit. Everyone starts at the bottom of the ladder. It just takes a little more time for MAVNIs to climb up.

Furthermore, going from an enlisted to an officer is not a career advancement, it is a career change. There are reasons why 10 year veterans choose to remain sargents and not go to OCS even when they have the opportunity to do so.

Now many people have their reasons for joining. A lot of it has to do with the citizenship offered. I have my own. One of them being that this is my home, this is my country, regardless of which passport I carry. And I certainly plan on doing more than just coming to this country and simply taking advantage of the opportunities here, while not giving anything back. Anybody can pay taxes, but not everyone is willing to put their lives on the line for the country that has given them a tremendous amount of opportunity.

India, India, India--if you love India so much, why are you in the US? Simply to make money for your family, right? Fine, stay here and get your GC. You get to love India and stay in the US to make money. But don't belittle and berate those who want to do more than just make a profit. I met a father of two at MEPS who is signing up so his wife and children can enjoy the benefits provided by his sacrifice.

But of course, since you already have your GC, you don't have anything to worry about, is there?

Why did you have to create a new profile to post this? Are you an Army recruiter trying to get people from IV and make extra money for yourself by recruiting more people?

ganguteli
07-02-2009, 01:04 PM
i agree its about respect but somehow cant see how being ordered around by a 23 year old lieutenent or 26 year old captain with half your qualifications can enhance the respect of a 27 year old masters degree holder - unless the basis for selection is based upon equality - it does not cut it in my books - be it the military or a civilian profession.

how can it be about respect when a country cannot get its own to bear arms for it and allows foreigners to take up some jobs at the low end of the totem pole

if it was always about respect via joining military and not about an opportunistic route to get a perceived reward (citizenship etc) why did you not write the NDA (National Defence Academy)exam when you were 17 and by now you would be almost be a Major......or write the IMA exam after undergrad - or even if you did not want to serve all your life - there was always the Short Service Commission exam in india - you gave up three opportunities to be an "officer" in the military of your motherland and ended up becoming a "rank and file recruit" in a foreign military.......and you tell me its about respect.......??

Well said. I do not understand how some people can go to any extent just to get a US citizenship.

Where is their honor and self respect?
How can they accept to work under a 23 year old college graduate?
There is no surety of a higher rank or promotions or a career path when one joins Army at a late stage in life.

And if you were so fond of Army and this was your aim in life, why did you not do it when you had a chance in India/your country at a young age?

It beats me.

styagi01
07-02-2009, 04:41 PM
i agree its about respect but somehow cant see how being ordered around by a 23 year old lieutenent or 26 year old captain with half your qualifications can enhance the respect of a 27 year old masters degree holder - unless the basis for selection is based upon equality - it does not cut it in my books - be it the military or a civilian profession.

how can it be about respect when a country cannot get its own to bear arms for it and allows foreigners to take up some jobs at the low end of the totem pole

if it was always about respect via joining military and not about an opportunistic route to get a perceived reward (citizenship etc) why did you not write the NDA (National Defence Academy)exam when you were 17 and by now you would be almost be a Major......or write the IMA exam after undergrad - or even if you did not want to serve all your life - there was always the Short Service Commission exam in india - you gave up three opportunities to be an "officer" in the military of your motherland and ended up becoming a "rank and file recruit" in a foreign military.......and you tell me its about respect.......??

Okay !!! Point understood .........u are not wrong but ... I did NDA .. but didnt pass the GD CUZ SOME SMART MOUTH ..DIDNT THINK IT WAS IMPORTANT .. anyways ... thats done .. I could not write IMA .. as I was overage ... preparing to become a doctor as per my parents demands .. of course I did not ... it was not what I wanted .... by the time I finished my BTECH .. biotech ... I was more into research .....so no ssc ...came to here for masters ... finished it ... first interview call I got was from an army recruiter ...... and my first love i.e the army ...........I took the thing ...... got in ... I dont care about no lieutenant .. ordering me .. and bro u dont know one bit abt the us army .. I went for physical training today with my sergeants,, including the first sergeant ... and the battalion commander ... 4:30 am a senior oficer came to pick me up from my home ...went to a beach .. ran in the water ... ran on the streets in cadence ... I was asked to call the drill .. to all my senior officers ... I mean ... all I wanna say is .. I already love what I do ....... but IO am not here to prove anything to you or anyone .. I just .. wanna help people .. if they want help .. thats it .... and bro .... relax // from your posts I see that you want it too .. but you are just trying to justify you not takin up the challenge .. so tommorrow get upo at 4 and run .. and when you do .. sing .... 1 2 3 threeeeeeea 4 hey ... run me now run me now run me some more hey ........ and then go ... rock me rock me rock me .. rock steady .... roll me roll me roll me roll me roll me ready ..........we gonna rock ...ROCK . HAHAHAHAH KIDDIN BRO .. i RESPECT YOUR OPINION .. TAKE CARE .. BUT LISTEN TO THIS ...............YouTube - US Airborne Cadence (Rock Steady) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sQozssvZ8M)


BTW i WILL BECOME A COMBAT MEDIC ....................HOOOAH

styagi01
07-02-2009, 04:50 PM
Well said. I do not understand how some people can go to any extent just to get a US citizenship.

Where is their honor and self respect?
How can they accept to work under a 23 year old college graduate?
There is no surety of a higher rank or promotions or a career path when one joins Army at a late stage in life.

And if you were so fond of Army and this was your aim in life, why did you not do it when you had a chance in India/your country at a young age?

It beats me.


Relax dude .... it takes balls ... war on terror is global .. and US army happens to do something abt it .. not the Indian army and the indians with false pride .... what happened when they took hostages ... if it was the american army they wud go to the freakin pakistan .. and beat the shit out of them ...terrorists ... fuck em man ... when I kill my first ... terrorist .... I it will be the start revenge for all those ... Indian who died due to terrorism .. and bro .. have you ever been to kashmir .. ever lived in a home there ... I did ... and I realised what these assses have done to those ..........nice people .. btw I stayed with a muslim family .. and they too do not approve of the pakistani ways ... now get up and sing ................ 1 2 threeee four hey .... run me now run me now run me some more hey ...............hahahha

styagi01
07-02-2009, 04:55 PM
Maybe it's because he considers the US to be his home?

And make no mistakes about it, the primary purpose of the MAVNI program is NOT to send soldiers to the frontlines--that is just the result of the Army's needs--but to find in-the-field translators for front line combantants. An additional 1,000 soldiers don't make a difference when you have 200,000 troops already deployed in the region. But make no mistake, you will be seeing at least one tour in Iraq or Afghanistan during your four years in it.

Additionally, the Army is EXCEEDING its recruitment quotas, so much so that they are turning away GED applicants until the next fisical year. Bulking recruitment numbers has nothing to do with this. In fact, MAVNI processing takes two to three months, whereas a citizen walking in off the streets can get their contract signed in two weeks.

Furthermore, once you get your citizenship and give six months additional time after that for you to get your security clearence, you are allowed to enter OCS and get your commission. You will be required to surrender your other passport, but to say that MAVNI enlistees are on the low end of the totem pole is bullshit. Everyone starts at the bottom of the ladder. It just takes a little more time for MAVNIs to climb up.

Furthermore, going from an enlisted to an officer is not a career advancement, it is a career change. There are reasons why 10 year veterans choose to remain sargents and not go to OCS even when they have the opportunity to do so.

Now many people have their reasons for joining. A lot of it has to do with the citizenship offered. I have my own. One of them being that this is my home, this is my country, regardless of which passport I carry. And I certainly plan on doing more than just coming to this country and simply taking advantage of the opportunities here, while not giving anything back. Anybody can pay taxes, but not everyone is willing to put their lives on the line for the country that has given them a tremendous amount of opportunity.

India, India, India--if you love India so much, why are you in the US? Simply to make money for your family, right? Fine, stay here and get your GC. You get to love India and stay in the US to make money. But don't belittle and berate those who want to do more than just make a profit. I met a father of two at MEPS who is signing up so his wife and children can enjoy the benefits provided by his sacrifice.

But of course, since you already have your GC, you don't have anything to worry about, is there?

you are right bro you on goarmy discussions too .. right ? hit me up there ... lest talk !!!

styagi01
07-02-2009, 05:02 PM
What type of jobs did they offer you and what job did you accept as your MOS?



And is there any bases that are close to the west coast, I don't wanna travel half the word on my own dime when I wanna see my family/friends?


Thanks

I don't kknow what they offered me .. when the screen showed the jobs .. I knew what I wanted and asked my guy to reserve it .. it was 68 w combat medic aka healthcare specialist .......I always knew from the begining I wanted that .. one .. I rem waws some tank operator or something .. and others were I feel water treatment thing and some more ... I was too excited to notice .. although I did my homework and recognized the codes ...... and all .. see there is a recruitment battalion in LA ,,, TRY THEM .. BUT IF YOU COME TO NEW YORK .. i WILL MAKE SURE YOU GET A GOOD TREATMENT ... I KNOW SOME VERY NICE RECRUITERS ...AND IF you mean deployment in mid east ... yes ...!!! lest go and kick some ass my friend !!!

sayantan76
07-02-2009, 06:37 PM
Okay !!! Point understood .........u are not wrong but ... I did NDA .. but didnt pass the GD CUZ SOME SMART MOUTH ..DIDNT THINK IT WAS IMPORTANT .. anyways ... thats done .. I could not write IMA .. as I was overage ... preparing to become a doctor as per my parents demands .. of course I did not ... it was not what I wanted .... by the time I finished my BTECH .. biotech ... I was more into research .....so no ssc ...came to here for masters ... finished it ... first interview call I got was from an army recruiter ...... and my first love i.e the army ...........I took the thing ...... got in ... I dont care about no lieutenant .. ordering me .. and bro u dont know one bit abt the us army .. I went for physical training today with my sergeants,, including the first sergeant ... and the battalion commander ... 4:30 am a senior oficer came to pick me up from my home ...went to a beach .. ran in the water ... ran on the streets in cadence ... I was asked to call the drill .. to all my senior officers ... I mean ... all I wanna say is .. I already love what I do ....... but IO am not here to prove anything to you or anyone .. I just .. wanna help people .. if they want help .. thats it .... and bro .... relax // from your posts I see that you want it too .. but you are just trying to justify you not takin up the challenge .. so tommorrow get upo at 4 and run .. and when you do .. sing .... 1 2 3 threeeeeeea 4 hey ... run me now run me now run me some more hey ........ and then go ... rock me rock me rock me .. rock steady .... roll me roll me roll me roll me roll me ready ..........we gonna rock ...ROCK . HAHAHAHAH KIDDIN BRO .. i RESPECT YOUR OPINION .. TAKE CARE .. BUT LISTEN TO THIS ...............YouTube - US Airborne Cadence (Rock Steady) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sQozssvZ8M)


BTW i WILL BECOME A COMBAT MEDIC ....................HOOOAH
if what you say is true - go chase your dreams buddy.......you have waited enough..........but still that makes you a rare exception rather than the rule..............

potatomato33
07-03-2009, 11:08 AM
No, I'm not a recruiter. I'm just sick of people who want to join the Army under the MAVNI program being slagged off for doing what they think would be best for them and their families by people who have GCs--you are nothing more than a hypocrite in doing so. You, who do not have to worry about deportation should you get laid off and are even eligible for unemployment. You, whose kids will receive government aid for college. You, whose kids can apply for any job they wish for, without having to jump through hoops.

If someone on an H1B calls the men and women willing to join the Army traitors, they are well within their right to do so. But don't go around calling others traitors when you are sitting at home comfortably with your GC in your safe. If they could be in your position, they would.


Where do you do the morning PTs Styagi? I was hoping to get 19D, but my colourblindness will d/q me from that MOS, so I'm going to go 11B. Taking my OPI, ASVAB, and physical this coming week and signing the following week hopefully!

styagi01
07-03-2009, 11:45 AM
No, I'm not a recruiter. I'm just sick of people who want to join the Army under the MAVNI program being slagged off for doing what they think would be best for them and their families by people who have GCs--you are nothing more than a hypocrite in doing so. You, who do not have to worry about deportation should you get laid off and are even eligible for unemployment. You, whose kids will receive government aid for college. You, whose kids can apply for any job they wish for, without having to jump through hoops.

If someone on an H1B calls the men and women willing to join the Army traitors, they are well within their right to do so. But don't go around calling others traitors when you are sitting at home comfortably with your GC in your safe. If they could be in your position, they would.


Where do you do the morning PTs Styagi? I was hoping to get 19D, but my colourblindness will d/q me from that MOS, so I'm going to go 11B. Taking my OPI, ASVAB, and physical this coming week and signing the following week hopefully!


I did it in coney island nyc .. I live there .. my whole battalion came there for the pt .. it was fun ... all the best for ur asvab and opi .. i am sure u will get thru ... 11 b is nice too ...i shud have taken that but given my background ,,, 68 w ws good for me

potatomato33
07-08-2009, 12:21 AM
Cheers styagi. Just a couple more days, I can hardly wait.

styagi01
07-08-2009, 12:26 AM
Cheers styagi. Just a couple more days, I can hardly wait.

Cheers to u to bro ... Be strong ARMY STRONG .. All the best let know the details

potatomato33
07-10-2009, 08:26 PM
All right, took my ASVAB and my physical, everything is okay!

OPT, not so good--I missed it by 5 minutes. Rescheduled for Tuesday!

naveenkprasadam
07-10-2009, 10:32 PM
I have an eye sight 2.75 n 3.0 i applied online for MAVNI online but i havent received any call so far from recruiter.Wondering is this eye sight gonna be ok?

naveenkprasadam
07-10-2009, 10:35 PM
Relax dude .... it takes balls ... war on terror is global .. and US army happens to do something abt it .. not the Indian army and the indians with false pride .... what happened when they took hostages ... if it was the american army they wud go to the freakin pakistan .. and beat the shit out of them ...terrorists ... fuck em man ... when I kill my first ... terrorist .... I it will be the start revenge for all those ... Indian who died due to terrorism .. and bro .. have you ever been to kashmir .. ever lived in a home there ... I did ... and I realised what these assses have done to those ..........nice people .. btw I stayed with a muslim family .. and they too do not approve of the pakistani ways ... now get up and sing ................ 1 2 threeee four hey .... run me now run me now run me some more hey ...............hahahha

Styagi is right.War on terror is global.Stop them now or get suffered later.

potatomato33
07-11-2009, 10:13 AM
Yes, your eyesight is fine. I'm 3.5 in both eyes and I passed the physical.

As for applying online, where are you located? Have they sent you a questionaire?

naveenkprasadam
07-11-2009, 06:32 PM
yeah they sent me list of questions.I'm located in central jersey

potatomato33
07-12-2009, 08:34 AM
Have you contacted a recruiter? If not, you should. The questionaire is used to determine your elligibility for the program. I've never received a call after I sent out the questionaire. I did everything through my recruiter.

mavni99
07-12-2009, 04:51 PM
Hey guys,

Do you know if we are eligible to have dual citizenship if both the coutries (say IN and US) have the provision in place? How does it work with MAVNI

potatomato33
07-13-2009, 09:19 AM
You can have dual citizenship, but you will never get security clearence until you surrender your other citizenship, so you'll be stuck with just mostly combat MOS or you wouldn't be able to become an officer.

smangc
07-21-2009, 12:24 PM
I am happy to report one of the first applicants for MAVNI got their citizenship in less than 30 days. Source from Army Lt Col..goarmy.com

MAVNINovice
07-21-2009, 12:27 PM
I read that too smangc. Are you registered on goarmy forum? When is your shipdate?

smangc
07-21-2009, 12:32 PM
Check this link..US immigration naturalises first MAVNI military enlistee - Immigration News - Global Visas (http://www.globalvisas.com/news/us_immigration_naturalises_first_mavni_military_en listee_1322.html)

smangc
07-21-2009, 12:33 PM
I read that too smangc. Are you registered on goarmy forum? When is your shipdate?

My shipment is on Sep 21..

MAVNINovice
07-21-2009, 12:37 PM
Did you go to ASC and done with your fingerprints? It will help you expedite the citizenship application.

smangc
07-21-2009, 12:46 PM
Did you go to ASC and done with your fingerprints? It will help you expedite the citizenship application.

Yeah..I did

MAVNINovice
07-21-2009, 12:50 PM
Cool. I am going today for that. Did I tell you that I m already enlisted? Thanks for the your help. Also, do you anything about the BAH - housing allowances(while in BCT) that we will receive. Whether it is based on the place where you enlisted or where you are living?

potatomato33
07-22-2009, 08:35 AM
BAH for your family during basic and AIT is based on where your family is located. Once you get to your first duty station, it will be based on the location of the base.

I'm also enlisted now, shipping out October 28th to Benning.

naveenkprasadam
07-22-2009, 01:50 PM
I submitted online questionnaire,but havent heard anything.Is there is anyway can i get hold of a recruiter in NYC area?

smangc
07-22-2009, 02:36 PM
I submitted online questionnaire,but havent heard anything.Is there is anyway can i get hold of a recruiter in NYC area?

Naveen,

I suggest you to call recruiter soon....

ILW.COM - immigration news: USCIS Naturalizes First Soldier In Military Pilot Recruiting Program (http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0722-mavni.shtm)

potatomato33
07-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Are you from NYC? If not, here is the number from the recruiting station I went to--it is based in a predominantly Asian area, so they've had a lot of MAVNI applicants and--in turn--a lot of experience with the process. (718)939-6330 is the recruiting center in Flushing, Queens, NY. Call them up and say you're interested in applying for the MAVNI program, and they'll ask you some of the same questions you saw on the questionnaire to determine if you quality. It is very close to LaGuardia airport, but quite far from the place you have to go to take your language test.

If you want to find a center that is closer to friends or family in New York, let me know and I'll try to find one for you.

smangc
07-23-2009, 10:24 PM
According to information available army has met it's goal for recruitment of MAVNI Hindi speakers. The only way you can join army this year will depends on... if army changes it's quota from the current level..


If you speak hindi along with other languages like tamil,urdu ...you still have chance..

doctorsrk
08-15-2009, 12:24 AM
I have applied under healthcare category. My file went to DHS on July 21, 09. and it is still stuck there. I have passed ASVAB, my degree has been cleared by medical board but because of this I am still stuck.
They are supposed to clear it in 72 hours according to rules!!!

Anybody else like me ?:mad:


Update 8/24/09

My application got rejected as per DHS, I was out of usa >90 days. I havent been out of usa since nov, 06. I have sent a letter but lets see what happens.

Update
10/8/09
Now I am waiting for medical exam

tolibm
10-04-2009, 10:16 PM
OK, I'm in the middle of my proccess with MAVNI Application.

Here are the things going on with my application:
I'm from Nebraska, so I found out about this program by accident when i was reading artict in newspaper. So i went to my local recruiters office for army and asked about MAVNI program, he asked the questions if i was alligable for the program and he call the new york recruiter for that. After i spoke with new york recruiter, he told me to contact him only him for the program. so I started filling up the applications for the program and it came up to checking my status with HLS and it took them 2 weeks to say that i gave them my new I-20 since I changed college; so I sent my old I-20 and it took them again 2 weeks to approve. I was clear to schedule date for test, but had to loose some weight.
I have done quite some research for MAVNI approval. Concerning about updating I-94. your I-94 get updated by school because u need to be in status. School has to update ur status so HLS would see ur status up to date. School say u r out of status or not. Concerning about how long it will take for HLS to approve or denie ur application. so it will take from week up to 3 weeks to reply.
if any1 have more questions about mavni i would love to help as much as i can. u can email at tolibm@gmail.com

vdlrao
10-23-2009, 07:53 AM
Anybody here been selected for this program.

smangc
10-30-2009, 06:29 PM
Special Army program grants 5 soldiers U.S. Citizenship - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo - (http://www.kswo.com/Global/story.asp?S=11368058)

smangc
01-05-2010, 12:06 PM
Those who have missed MAVNI program bus. There is good news. US army has opened up Hindi and Korean languages which were closed earlier due to high demand. There are now 89 slots left under language category. If anyone interested go to below website for more details.

https://forums.goarmy.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=126259&tstart=0&messageID=400779#400779

ronhira
01-05-2010, 04:52 PM
Those who have missed MAVNI program bus. There is good news. US army has opened up Hindi and Korean languages which were closed earlier due to high demand. There are now 89 slots left under language category. If anyone interested go to below website for more details.

https://forums.goarmy.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=126259&tstart=0&messageID=400779#400779

smangc, r u a military recruiter....... all u'r posts are @ mavani program......

Sharath
01-10-2010, 03:36 AM
Hi,

I filled the online manvi application 10 days ago and then the next day i got an automated email saying a recruiter will contact me.. but so far no one has contacted me.. can you pls tell me the recruiter tel number to call and ask them about this.. is the program still going on?

smangc
01-10-2010, 07:39 PM
smangc, r u a military recruiter....... all u'r posts are @ mavani program......

I am MAVNI enlisted soldier.

smangc
01-10-2010, 07:49 PM
Hi,

I filled the online manvi application 10 days ago and then the next day i got an automated email saying a recruiter will contact me.. but so far no one has contacted me.. can you pls tell me the recruiter tel number to call and ask them about this.. is the program still going on?

Sharat,
I suggest you to call recruiter directly and go to MAVNI recruitment at goarmy forums, where you will get lot of useful info.

ton_vj
01-19-2010, 11:32 PM
Hi Smangc,
I just read all the forum contributed by you today and i really appreciate your helping mind. I guess you joined Army thru MAVNI sometimes back. I have few questions to you.
Did you completed your basic training ? If yes How was the Boot Camp.
I read a forum in goarmy.com and found some reviews stating it will be too much difficult.?
IS it possible for you to explain breifly about the camp like your day-to-day activities in the camp. etc.
Also let me know how long(is it 3 mnths) was the camp. If you can pass on you can pass on your e-mail to my e-mail it will be so much helpful ( ton underscore vj at yahoo dot com )

kk123
01-20-2010, 03:51 PM
Am so late to be on this forum, but am wondering is anybody still watching this thread?

Got to know about MAVNI program just this weekend and started doing my research.

Filled the online questionnaire and got an automated email asking for further questions.

Once answers were submitted, got a response that "you are eligible to be part of the MAVNI program and pretty soon one of the recruiters will get in touch wiht you"

Nobody called or emailed as of now, my questions is there is a "Army Recruiter" near my location, can i just walk-in and talk about my interest?

BTW, am applying cuz of my language ability (am not a HCP)

If anybody can throw some light on this, it will be great!!

Ravneetsingh
01-20-2010, 03:59 PM
I just got naturalized thru the MAVNI program, I am a RN so got the officer position (2nd Lieutenant) Right now the MAVNI program for linguist ppl has ended, it might get extended, keep an eye here:

https://forums.goarmy.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=126259&tstart=15&messageID=404438#404438

on a side note: this forum was NOT of any help for MAVNI aspirants as it was swamped by useless bickering and absolutely ZERO moderator presence, teh army forums are way better for MAVNI, each post is moderated by an army officer for accuracy.

smangc
01-20-2010, 04:31 PM
I just got naturalized thru the MAVNI program, I am a RN so got the officer position (2nd Lieutenant) Right now the MAVNI program for linguist ppl has ended, it might get extended, keep an eye here:

https://forums.goarmy.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=126259&tstart=15&messageID=404438#404438

on a side note: this forum was NOT of any help for MAVNI aspirants as it was swamped by useless bickering and absolutely ZERO moderator presence, teh army forums are way better for MAVNI, each post is moderated by an army officer for accuracy.

Congrats RN,

I too got naturalized :) ...I joined under MAVNI linguist program and looking forward to apply for officer.

kk123
01-20-2010, 04:40 PM
Congratulations to you both!!!

Very good luck for your future!!!

Would you advise me to talk directly to a recruiter rather than waiting for a call from them.

I would fit under the requirement for "Tamil" speaking MAVNI applicants, do you think that this positions are also filled?

Since you got selected under the linguisitics category, can you PLEASE briefly summarize the steps / process involved - it will be of great use incase, if the quota is increased.

Am from California - Bay Area, do you have any contact who can help me in this process.

Appreciate all your help!!!

smangc
01-20-2010, 10:56 PM
Hi Smangc,
I just read all the forum contributed by you today and i really appreciate your helping mind. I guess you joined Army thru MAVNI sometimes back. I have few questions to you.
Did you completed your basic training ? If yes How was the Boot Camp.
I read a forum in goarmy.com and found some reviews stating it will be too much difficult.?
IS it possible for you to explain breifly about the camp like your day-to-day activities in the camp. etc.
Also let me know how long(is it 3 mnths) was the camp. If you can pass on you can pass on your e-mail to my e-mail it will be so much helpful ( ton underscore vj at yahoo dot com )

Training will be for 11 weeks I completed by Basic and I am in AIT now. I have sent you private message.

smangc
01-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Congratulations to you both!!!

Very good luck for your future!!!

Would you advise me to talk directly to a recruiter rather than waiting for a call from them.

I would fit under the requirement for "Tamil" speaking MAVNI applicants, do you think that this positions are also filled?

Since you got selected under the linguisitics category, can you PLEASE briefly summarize the steps / process involved - it will be of great use incase, if the quota is increased.

Am from California - Bay Area, do you have any contact who can help me in this process.

Appreciate all your help!!!

MAVNI is a pilot program and linguist category is filled. I am not sure if it will be extended or not. If it gets extended then then recruiters will let you know. Please go to goarmy forums " MAVNI recruitment" for latest information

smangc
01-20-2010, 11:06 PM
Am so late to be on this forum, but am wondering is anybody still watching this thread?

Got to know about MAVNI program just this weekend and started doing my research.

Filled the online questionnaire and got an automated email asking for further questions.

Once answers were submitted, got a response that "you are eligible to be part of the MAVNI program and pretty soon one of the recruiters will get in touch wiht you"

Nobody called or emailed as of now, my questions is there is a "Army Recruiter" near my location, can i just walk-in and talk about my interest?

BTW, am applying cuz of my language ability (am not a HCP)

If anybody can throw some light on this, it will be great!!

Go to google and type MAVNI recruitment, goarmy it will take you to goarmy forums and there are many MAVNI's who have enlisted and will answer all your questions. MAVNI linguist program is closed. If it gets extension then you will know through army recruiter or through goarmy forum.

kk123
01-21-2010, 11:29 AM
Hi Smangc, as everybody says, thank you very much for your valuable time in this forum.

Yesterday, i directly went to a recruiter near my location, he collected all my details (filled a form) and he has asked me this evening to come for a basic test in Math and English.

The officer said, once i clear my test, he would collect all my information like SSN, VISA and send it to the Central recruiting station at LA.

My ? to you are: - 1. How difficult is this test? 2. After the test, how long did it take for a recruiter to speak to you? 3. How was the phone interview - since you applied in linguistic category, did the phone interview was done in the language you selected? 4. Are there are any physical ability requirements?

As usual thanks much

smangc
01-21-2010, 01:20 PM
Hi Smangc, as everybody says, thank you very much for your valuable time in this forum.

Yesterday, i directly went to a recruiter near my location, he collected all my details (filled a form) and he has asked me this evening to come for a basic test in Math and English.

The officer said, once i clear my test, he would collect all my information like SSN, VISA and send it to the Central recruiting station at LA.

My ? to you are: - 1. How difficult is this test? 2. After the test, how long did it take for a recruiter to speak to you? 3. How was the phone interview - since you applied in linguistic category, did the phone interview was done in the language you selected? 4. Are there are any physical ability requirements?

As usual thanks much


Process: You will have basic english and math test at recruiter station. After that they will take all your documents and send it to DHS for clearance and they will schedule ASVAB and OPI ( language test). Most of MAVNI's got average score of 90% in ASVAB and you have to take spoken OPI test. After DHS clearance they will schedule your physical and will be ready for enlistment. As enlistment for language category is filled you cannot enlist. You have to wait till MAVNI program is extented for this year. Go to google and type "MAVNI recruitment goarmy" if you can spend some time you will have answers for all your questions.

Sharath
01-27-2010, 05:13 PM
Hi,

I know the whole mavni programme is on hold for linguistic applicant but my recruiter has told me that they are allowed to process the application until it reopens, i have sent all my documents to my recruiter for DHS clearance, can you tell me how long does it take to get clearance from DHS once the docs have been sent. and can you tell the process that we should undergo after getting clearance from dhs( like physical, opi and somother process after that)?

smangc
03-18-2010, 12:04 PM
Navy Recruits Become US Citizens Through New MAVNI Program (http://www.navy.mil/search/print.asp?story_id=51953&VIRIN=82669&imagetype=1&page=1)

junkmail
09-16-2010, 06:06 PM
I have a questions who is MAVNI vet, What if we have enlisted for the MAVNI and got selected, and in the mean time we get married, would she be qualified for the Citizenship. after i get my citizen or enlist for the program... reminder that we are both in F1 right at the moment.

and who are working in the Army, what would be the salary range?

junkmail
09-16-2010, 06:22 PM
I missed the call when recruiter called. What are the questionare that he/she will ask. I already filled up the Email thing that they send us. Emailed me back i qualify and recruiter will contact me soon after i got the call..
What is the furthur process??