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    My SO is a lifer and we have talked about him switching from enlisted to officer, he says he will actually make less money then he does now for at least 8 yrs. He is an E-7, and will have to wait two more yrs to reach E-8, but has already been recommended of the promotion. (army national guard) My question is does anyone else have any advice or experience with this? Which is a better career choice. He tends to get promoted as quickly as he is eligible, and i am wondering if it is worth it to switch now?
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    Is he staying guard? If so I would just stay as is. If he's going active I would think about switching, but I can't imagine that he would get paid less if he's still getting paid for the years in... I would look at the pay charts and weigh the pros and cons to both.
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    He's active guard so it is his full time career. He's meeting with the career counselor tomorrow, so i'll see if they have any valuable advice. thanks
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    I really don't know anything about the guard but I wish your husband and yourself the best of luck in whichever ya'll decide is the best option.
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    we're not married. Thanks for the good wishes
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    I'm not familiar with guard either! But good luck to your SO!!!
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    go to the DFAS website and look at the paychart and compare the pay

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