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Army HPSP IRR

Discussion in 'Military Dentistry' started by dksnap, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. dksnap

    dksnap Member 5+ Year Member

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    I spoke with my local army recruiter and he told me that since 2003 the 4 years spent in dental school counts towards your inactive reserve time. He even showed me some kind of regulation that stated this. I was under the impression that you serve your 4 years IRR after the 4 years active duty. Has anyone heard something similar to this before?
     
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  3. SquidsLife

    SquidsLife Navy to NiTi 2+ Year Member

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    If you're on the HSCP while in school then the answer is yes (because you're considered active duty).
    If you're on the HPSP scholarship while in school then the answer is no (because you're not considered active duty).
     
  4. Blando

    Blando Member 7+ Year Member

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    my recruiter told me and showed me the same thing. it's different in the navy. im in the army and the 4 years in dental you are in the irr. not on navy hpsp
     
  5. MaxAnn

    MaxAnn 10+ Year Member

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    I've always wondered: Why is the Navy the only branch that offers the HSCP in addition to offering the HPSP? Do the other branches not see a need or just refuse to acknowledge the obvious benefits of such a program? I must give kudos to the Navy for providing another option to serve and gain an education.
     
  6. dksnap

    dksnap Member 5+ Year Member

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    good to know someone else heard this from the army recruiter. The documentation he showed me was very vague thought he was blowing smoke.
     
  7. SquidsLife

    SquidsLife Navy to NiTi 2+ Year Member

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    oooops...sorry if i confused anyone. I was only speaking for the Navy programs.
     

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