Transfer - US Army to Brit Army Possible?

#1
A good friend of mine is in the US Army in Germany. He is looking at transferring out. He has an offer from Austrialia but asked me if we (British Army) offer the same kind of transfers.

Personally Ive never heard of anyone outside the commonwealth getting in to the British Army.

He has done Infanty, Sigs IT and logistics and he holds the rank of SSGT.

My recommendation is Australia and dont look back but he would prefer to stay in Europe.

Anyone in the know if a transfer is possible?
 
#3
As long ashdoes not do any blue on blues


STILTS
 
#7
why would any one want to leave the best army in the world to join rabble that look like they are doing a WW2 renicatment with period bedford trucks and radios.
 

Forastero

LE
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#9
Post deleted by Mod as it had a troll quote in it.

Forastero is right - rjv1 - DO NOT quote trolls unless you want to be regarded as one
 
#10
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It's like a car crash though, I just can't look away. 8O

Mod edit - you'd better learn fast unless you want to join him
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#12
No offense, honestly, but if you wanted to jump from the septic army to the British, it doesn't matter if you are a SSGT or a Seal, your skills aren't up to task and you'll have to do proper basic training.

Will this guy be able to handle it?

Just a thought.
 
#13
Disco said:
A good friend of mine is in the US Army in Germany. He is looking at transferring out. He has an offer from Austrialia but asked me if we (British Army) offer the same kind of transfers.

Personally Ive never heard of anyone outside the commonwealth getting in to the British Army.

He has done Infanty, Sigs IT and logistics and he holds the rank of SSGT.

My recommendation is Australia and dont look back but he would prefer to stay in Europe.

Anyone in the know if a transfer is possible?
Nationality waivers can be given in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the MoD.

Get your Septic chum to contact the overseas desk at the London AFCO for a definitive yay or nay. Contact details are:

Armed Forces Careers Office London
2 - 12 Bloomsbury Way
London
WC1A 2SH

Tel: 0207 305 3329
Fax: 0207 305 4310
E-mail: afco.london@dnr.mod.uk

In the end it could come down to blind luck as to whether the recruiting staff/DVA can be bothered to put the extra work in. Applying for a shortage trade would help.
 
#14
rjv1 said:
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It's like a car crash though, I just can't look away. 8O

Mod edit - you'd better learn fast unless you want to join him
To whoever edited this, apologies, I didn't realise.
 
#15
It was me rjv1. Apology accepted - please don't do it again. :)

There's a reason why certain people are designated as trolls....
 
#16
Christ, just what we need. We're already getting stick for borrowing their CAS, casevac helos, logistics chain, etc. Now we're borrowing their personnel?

But seriously, why would he want to join our mob? He'll only wind up getting sent the exact same places with poorer kit and backup, and he'll lose what seniority he's built up.
 

Legs

ADC
Book Reviewer
#18
smartascarrots said:
Christ, just what we need. We're already getting stick for borrowing their CAS, casevac helos, logistics chain, etc. Now we're borrowing their personnel?

But seriously, why would he want to join our mob? He'll only wind up getting sent the exact same places with poorer kit and backup, and he'll lose what seniority he's built up.
True, but at least he'll only do 6 month tours, instead of 12 - 15. Admittedly they'll come around more often, but...
 
#19
walt_of_the_walts said:
Ever heard of a Brit joining the US forces? I have heard of Brits joining their Navy, and once knew a bloke who wanted to join their Air Force, but I don't think he made it
At least one wrote a book about being in the US Army in Vietnam

Kemp, Ian. British G.I. in Vietnam. London: Robert Hale, 1969
 
#20
Disco said:
Anyone in the know if a transfer is possible?
If he gets a transfer I hope it's on condition he's sent off first for extensive re-education to remove all that absurd Yank "Warrior Code" guff from of his head.
 

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