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I have a colleague who wanted to go PRes Navy as an officer. The only trade he was offered by recruiting was NWO, although he learned later that other trades were open and he’s also qualified for them. He wasn’t told about the training requirements before enrolment, and not until after BMOQ. While on BMOQ, he lost his civvy job and had to move to a new civilian career. The new civvy work does not allow the length of time periods off for NWO training, and certainly not for any kind of deployment in the trade. He’s requested a VOT, and he’s qualified for entry in 3 other officer trades in his unit. NavRes has denied his VOT, stating that they’re not allowing any NWO officers who aren’t OFP to VOT to something else. Now he’s stuck as an untrained Jr Officer, and can’t see a way out of it aside from releasing. He very much wants to serve, but needs work/training that allows him to keep his civ career going.